A quantified and interactive relationship matrix applied to aircraft fuel system conceptual design
2010 (English)In: International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE), ISSN 1973-7459, E-ISSN 1973-7440, Vol. 3, no 1, 9-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes how the House of Quality matrix has been quantified for use in conceptual design. The House of Quality matrix is used for visualizing the relationships between subsystem design parameters and top-level requirements. The idea is then to insert quantified values of the subsystems’ characteristics as coupling elements, thus visualizing both the requirements-subsystems relationship and system performance. Here, a spreadsheet program (MS Excel) with a built-in modeling/solver tool has been used to model the subsystems. This makes the matrix interactive, thus facilitating trade studies between requirements and system design. By adding probabilistic analysis it is possible to explore the entire range of system behavior early on, rather than just focusing on one or more worst case scenarios as has previously often been the case, and thus promoting the selection of more optimal solutions. The quantitative approach also opens up for mathematically formal optimization which has been exploited by deriving Pareto fronts for visualization of conflicting objectives, one such objective being. The design application used as illustrative example is conceptual design of an aircraft fuel system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 3, no 1, 9-18 p.
Relationship Matrix, Conceptual Design, Optimization, Aircraft, Fuel System.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62604DiVA: diva2:373560