How to generate design rules for cost-efficient design of mechatronic products

Stefanie C. Braun, Udo Lindemann

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Abstract

This contribution presents special requirements necessary for the cost-efficient design of mechatronic products. A generic target costing guideline with integrated auxiliary design rules is introduced as one appropriate approach towards supporting multidisciplinary product development processes. However, in order to set up design rules according to the classic mechanical engineering model, first sound knowledge about the cost origin of mechatronic products must be attained. A design study was developed and a data base of exemplary mechatronic products across different industries was gathered for analyzing connections between structural product complexity and the resulting product costs. The analysis results in product-spanning conclusions for individual products, in addition to prospects for the derivation of first order design rules for the cost-optimized design of mechatronic products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 58-7
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages47-56
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameDS 58-7: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period24/08/0927/08/09

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Costs
  • Empirical studies
  • Mechatronics

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