The axiomatic design as a framework for concurrent engineering

A. M. Gonçalves-Coelho, A. J. F. Mourão

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Abstract

The formal implementation of a Concurrent Engineering environment implies: 1) The existence of a uniform framework to describe all the information about the product and the related production process; 2) the achievement of decision-making processes that result from the collaboration of the distinct design teams that participate in the process; 3) the concurrent development of the product and the related production process. The use of Axiomatic Design may lead to a clear-cut implementation of Concurrent Engineering involving: a) the definition of distinct domains where concurrent action is needed (functional, physical and process domains); b) the existence of a structural hierarchy in each domain and the clear definition of the existing relationship among them; c) the existence of axioms that enforce the decision-making process. This paper is an attempt to show that these distinct requirements and consequences must be faced as being related. This can be done through Axiomatic Design, in such a way that is independent of the available technologies for the development of both the product and the production processes, as well as for the information exchange process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
EditorsP. J. Bartolo, G. Mitchell, A. Mateus, F. Batista, J. Vasco, M. Correia, N. André, P. Lima, P. Novo, P. Custódio, P. Martinho
Place of PublicationLeiria
PublisherEscola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria (ESTG)
Pages535-542
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, VRAP 2003 - Leiria, Portugal
Duration: 1 Oct 20034 Oct 2003

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, VRAP 2003
CountryPortugal
CityLeiria
Period1/10/034/10/03

Keywords

  • Axiomatic design
  • Concurrent engineering

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