Rudolf Scheidl, Bernd Winkler,
"Model relations between conceptual and detail design"
, in Maarten Steinbuch, in Mechatronics, Vol. 20, Nummer 8, Elsevier, Seite(n) 842-849, 12-2010, ISSN: 0957-4158
Model relations between conceptual and detail design
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Conceptual design, as an essential step towards successful mechatronic product development, should be
supported by good models for the design map, which in turn expresses the relationship between the
design parameters and the functional requirements. If feasible, these models should be mathematical.
In this paper the close correlation between a good concept and its models is postulated. A theory is presented
how these models are related to models employed for detail design and how good concept models
can be characterised. The practical realisation of this characterisation relies on the decomposability of the
whole design map in several low dimensional decoupled parts. This corresponds to Suh?s independence
axiom. Modelling aspects of the development of an energy saving hydraulic variable valve train for combustion
engines are used as a demonstrative example.