Modelling of means in conceptual design
2002 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th International Design Conference. Vol. 1 / [ed] Marjanovic, D., Zagreb: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture , 2002, 579-584 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The systematic design approach proposes functional decomposition as a central element of conceptual design [Pahl; Beitz 1999]. This paper treats the objects used during conceptual design of such a systematic design process on the example of several student projects. It is commonly agreed upon that the choice of an adequate concept is crucial for the following embodiment and detail design phases, as a bad principle solution cannot be compensated even by a good detail design. Tools for concept generation are available, but often paper-based, e.g. design catalogues [Roth 2001], and not optimal regarding quick access and large amounts of information. "Building blocks" of principle solution elements with higher degree of aggregation suitable for search and reuse are desired, but require the prior knowledge of how objects of conceptual design, and specifically means, can be modelled.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zagreb: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture , 2002. 579-584 p.
product modelling, conceptual design, design support
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22613Local ID: 1893ISBN: 953-6313-46-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22613DiVA: diva2:242926
International Design Conference - Design 2002, Dubrovnik, May 13-17, 2002