Title: State of the art in simulation-driven design

Authors: Magnus Karlberg; Magnus Löfstrand; Stefan Sandberg; Michael Lundin

Addresses: Division of Product and Production Development, Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden ' Division of Product and Production Development, Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden ' PM/PD Press Hardening Tech Centers, Tool CAE Analyst, GESTAMP HardTech AB, SE-971 25 Luleå, Sweden ' Division of Product and Production Development, Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden

Abstract: During the last few decades, and in order to increase product development efficiency, simulations strategies have been developed to guide designers towards better solutions rather than to verify suggested and basically unevaluated solutions. Such approaches are often called Simulation-Driven Design (SDD), which is of interest in this review. The objective of this paper is to show the research evolution of SDD and identify the state of the art in SDD methodology. The literature review comprises several hundred references, of which 79 are included in this paper. The results comprise the state of the art in SDD including the history, various definitions, criteria and effects of using SDD approaches.

Keywords: simulation-driven design; SDD; literature review; simulation-based design; state of the art; product development; product design; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2013.052166

International Journal of Product Development, 2013 Vol.18 No.1, pp.68 - 87

Received: 15 Jun 2011
Accepted: 02 Jul 2012

Published online: 13 Feb 2013 *

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