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Proceedings of CAD'17, 2017, 258-262
A Model-Based Simulation Approach to Support the Product Configuration and Optimization of Gas Turbine Ducts
Abstract. Nowadays, product configuration and optimization are very important topics in several industrial applications such as the manufacturing of Engineered-to-order (ETO) products, where there is a fierce increase in market competition. Generally, the enterprises, which develop ETO products, gradually focus competition on how to increase the external variety of products to meet customers’ individual requirements under time and cost constraints by decreasing the internal variety of products, thus realizing the maximization of enterprise profit. The bottleneck issue regards how to satisfy the personalized customer requirements under the current production conditions and cost constraints. Product configuration solutions are generally derived from configuration-oriented product models by the knowledge or constraint-based methods; however, there are problems like combination explosion and difficulty of multi-objective optimization. A solution was analyzed by Li et al which proposed a multi-objective optimization method of production configuration, based on multi-object genetic algorithms. They confirm that a configuration-oriented model is necessary to describe the composition of the components’ relationship in a product.
Keywords. Product Configuration, Product Optimization, Model-Based simulation, Virtual Prototyping