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Balancing Properties while Synthesising a Product Concept – A Method Highlighting Synergies

Lars Almefelt (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling)
Proceedings of ICED’05, Melbourne, Australia, Paper Number 300.46 (2005)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The paper presents a systematic design method allowing use of vague information available in the early concept stages. The method constitutes decision support in cross-functional work, and focuses attention on synergies between sub-solutions in order to facilitate overall performance and performance/cost ratio. The method does not guarantee the ultimate concept, since all possible combinations are not studied, and factors not included in the method may affect the overall performance, but it produces an effective concept solution using minimal resources. The team members involved in the industrial application are of the opinion that the method encourages creativity, provides essential support for consideration of overall product solutions and property balance, and supports cross-functional co-operation.

Nyckelord: Concept development, synergies, systematic design, performance

Denna post skapades 2009-10-01. Senast ändrad 2016-02-01.
CPL Pubid: 99347


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling


Industriell teknik och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur