Multi Domain Design: Integration and Reuse

Krijn Woestenenk, Andres A. Alvarez Cabrera, Hendrik Tragter, Tetsuo Tomiyama, Gerrit Maarten Bonnema

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Design of mechatronic systems is becoming increasingly complex. Companies must continuously reduce time-to-market while increasing the quality, diversity, and functionality of their products. As a result, more and more specialists from various domains are needed to develop such products. To reduce time-to-market, many companies look to reducing the time it takes to design a product. Many focus on the reuse of design objects, leading to libraries of templates and standard components to speed up their design process. However, these reusable design objects are developed and maintained in the specialists’ domains, resulting in communication and integration issues between these domains. This paper discusses these issues and proposes a combined approach for model reuse, design integration, and communication between the designers, design tools, and models involved. A case study at a multi-national company successfully demonstrated that the approach leads to a faster and more consistent design process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conference (USB)
EditorsClarkson, J. McAdams, D.
Place of PublicationMontreal, Canada
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-3881-5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2010
Event22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, DTM 2010 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Duration: 15 Aug 201018 Aug 2010

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Conference22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, DTM 2010
Other15-18 August 2010


  • METIS-267830
  • IR-83640

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