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Using PLM and Trade-Off Curves to Support Set-Based Convergence of Product Platforms

Christoffer Levandowski (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling) ; Anders Forslund (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling) ; Rikard Söderberg (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling) ; Hans Johannesson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling)
19th International Conference on Engineering Design – ICED 2013 (2013)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Platforms may be used as an enabler for offering a variety of products to the market, while keeping the development cost down. Reusing design knowledge is a key concept of platforms, whether concerning reusing parts, ideas, concepts or technologies. In set-based design, trade-off and limit curves are an enabler to store knowledge about technologies developed earlier, and to highlight knowledge-and technology gaps. This paper describes how trade-off curves derived from technology development might be used to incorporate technology knowledge in the product platform of an aerospace company. The product used as an example is a Turbine Rear Structure of a jet engine. Trade-off and limit curves, representing the technology platform, and a product platform based on the Configurable Component concept is implemented in a PLM architecture, integrating a Product Data Management system, a Computer Aided Design tool, two Computer Aided Engineering tools and a configurator. The analysis combines the trade-off and limit curves with CAE tools to create a comprehensive analysis of the set of possible solutions. The results are presented to the engineer as a means to aid in the convergence process through elimination of bad solutions from the set.

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Denna post skapades 2013-08-26. Senast ändrad 2016-04-11.
CPL Pubid: 182258


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling (2005-2017)


Data- och informationsvetenskap

Chalmers infrastruktur

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