Optimized product Development by Means of Customized Simulation tools - Theory and practice

DS 58-5: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 5, Design Methods and Tools (pt. 1), Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Hinterleitner, Herbert Karl; Dierneder, Stefan; Ladner, Karl
Series: ICED
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 275-282


Simulation-driven product development has become a key factor in achieving success in a highly competitive marketplace. Employing new simulation technologies in the earliest stages of design has become indispensable to reduce development cycles and to lower development costs. However, the geometric complexity and advanced physics involved present some of the most challenging CAE problems facing engineers today. Market pressure to create innovative products in less time emphasizes the need to carry out more advanced simulations tools, faster than ever before. For easy use, a customization of the according simulation models and tools becomes more and more important. Of sure, the integrative design and customization is nothing really new and partly already content of engineers' daily work, but our experience has shown that until now, a really extensive integration and customization for product development only has been done for quite simple mathematical relationships. This paper is pointing out two successful product development processes by means of customized simulation tools for highly complex non-linear systems with use of extensive numerical simulation models.

Keywords: Modelling and simulation methods, Usage and integration of supporting technologies, User orientation, Product family design


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