An approach of multi disciplinary collaboration in conceptual automotive development
by Mario Hirz
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise (IJCENT), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011

Abstract: Conceptual automotive development processes are characterised by a wide range of different working fields and influencing factors, which leads to the participation of several departments, engineering service provider and component supplier. An important factor for a successful development states an optimised interaction of the different involved parties and departments based on efficient collaborative development processes, using computer aided tools, methods and strategies. The present publication treats the development of an integrated approach for the automotive concept phase, which is based on an integrated virtual product representation model. This model enables access of all involved parties and consists of several interlinked modules to cover the requirements in view of product structure management, geometry creation and functional simulation.

Online publication date: Wed, 15-Jun-2011

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