A new conceptual design method to support rapid and effective mapping from product design specification to concept design

Haizhu Zhang, Xin Han, Rong Li, Sheng-feng Qin*, Guofu Ding, Kaiyin Yan

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Abstract

Conceptual design has a decisive impact on the product development time, cost and success. This paper presents a new conceptual design method for achieving rapid and effective mapping from product design specification (PDS) to concept design. This method can guide the creation of reasonable mapping among the PDS, behaviour parameters and structure parameters and to evaluate the rationality of performance parameters and structure parameters to confirm a reasonable conceptual design scheme. In this method, we establish a PDS-behaviour-structure conceptual design model to support the conceptual design of multi-disciplinary-oriented complex product system (CoPS) and develop a vector-based mapping tool in this method to support the rapid mapping, and demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness by a case study. This method is not only supportive to realise the automation of a conceptual design process but also helpful to evaluate the conceptual design in the field of engineering design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2375-2389
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume87
Issue number5
Early online date28 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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