AN APPROACH FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION OF AXIOMATIC DESIGN
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco Cantamessa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Srinivasan Venkataraman
Author: Weber, Jakob; Kößler, Johannes; Paetzold, Kristin
Institution: 1: Daimler AG, Germany; 2: Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Section: Design Theory and Research Methodology, Design Processes
This paper presents an Axiomatic Design based approach which aims to simplify the application of this methodology in everyday working life of engineers. As a basis Axiomatic Design Theory is chosen because of its clear representation of dependencies of functional requirements. This provides a good control for designers if their design maintains functional independence and therewith the principles of good design. Based on the original methodology a new shortened procedure has been developed. The focus of this procedure has been set on applying Suh s independence axiom on the most abstract levels during decomposition of the design task. The presented procedure is meant either as first steps into a complex design methodology or as a kind of approximation in early design phases. This approximation can be detailed to a full Axiomatic Design approach during the following design steps. The effects of using this shortened approach have been evaluated by carrying out a common design task. Finally the results of this evaluation have been discussed critically.