Conceptual design of a family of products through the use of the robust concept exploration method

Timothy W. Simpson, Janet K. Allen, Wei Chen, Farrokh Mistree

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a method for designing a family of products, namely, a family of General Aviation aircraft around a given noise factor - the number of passengers. Principles from robust design embodied in the Robust Concept Exploration Method (RCEM) are used to determine a ranged set of top-level design specifications around which a family of aircraft can be developed. The robustness of the solutions found using the RCEM is examined and also compared to the appropriate baseline designs. Our focus in this paper is on describing some foundational principles for designing a family of products and not on the results of the example problem, per se.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages1535-1545
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event6th AIAA/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1996 - Bellevue, United States
Duration: Sep 4 1996Sep 6 1996

Other

Other6th AIAA/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBellevue
Period9/4/969/6/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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