Integration of the computer-based design analysis activity in the engineering design process - A literature survey

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Abstract

Computer-based design analysis is nowadays a common activity in most development projects. Used for design evaluation, verification, validation, or as a support for design exploration, it fulfils an important support function for the engineering designer, thus making it essential to have an operationally efficient and effective integration between both the engineering design and design analysis activities in the overall development project. In this area, most works are focusing on software (mainly CAD/CAE) integra-tion, but not on the integration between computer-based design analysis and engineering design at the process level or on the collaboration between the engineering designer and the design analyst. This paper presents a review of the literature on that specific topic, namely the integration of the computer-based design analysis activity in the engineering design process. Different research topics are identified and elaborated upon: integration in general process models; rec-ommendations for the different analysis steps; analysis early in the engineering design process; integration of design analysis in the engineering designer's work; alternative usages of design analysis in the engineering design process; and others, such as recommending guidelines instead of process models, quality assurance aspects, education, and implementation issues. Some neglected aspects were also identified. Among others, there is a lack of research into the so-called technology development (development of design analysis procedures and guidelines), and a need for emphasis on uncertainties, both coupled with the design analysis activity.

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  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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  • Engineering design process, computer-based design analysis, design and analysis integration, literature survey, Machine Design, maskinkonstruktion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - TMCE'14
EditorsImre Horváth, Zoltán Rusák
Place of PublicationDelft, The Netherlands
PublisherDelft University Press
Pages1181-1194
Number of pages14
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789461861771, 9461861761, 9789461861764
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event10th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - TMCE'14 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2014 May 192014 May 23

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Conference10th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - TMCE'14
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period2014/05/192014/05/23

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