Title: Robust decision and optimisation for collaborative parameter design

Authors: Jie Hu, Yinghong Peng, Guangleng Xiong

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China. ' Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, No. 1 Qinghuayuan, Beijing, 100084, China

Abstract: The overall performance of a complex product generally depends on a number of specifications distributed in multi-teams from different disciplines, such as mechanics, cybernetics, dynamics and so on. The paper presents a robust decision and optimisation approach based on multidisciplinary modelling for complex product development. In this paper, the design knowledge is presented as constraints network from multidisciplinary domain. Then multidisciplinary robust decision and optimisation method is presented to solve the model. The method described in this paper was used to develop knowledge driven multidisciplinary collaborative design system, which is applied to railway vehicle development processing.

Keywords: multidisciplinary modelling; complex products; product development; knowledge modelling; robust decisions; collaborative design; design optimisation; parameter design; product design; constraints network; multidisciplinary design; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2009.028041

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2009 Vol.36 No.3/4, pp.172 - 180

Available online: 02 Sep 2009 *

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