SIMULATION IN PRODUCT DESIGN: AN ITERATIVE QUESTION-ANSWER DRIVEN PROCESS
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Andersson, K.
Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Page(s): 91 - 98
In order to support a question-answer driven simulation process, a design process model capable of describing problem statements, model specifications, simulation models and problem answers as separate objects is introduced. This enables a granularity level of information that allows traceability on an object-to-object level between the attributes in the requirements specification and the estimated product properties. This also offers traceablity and reuse of partial result created during the verification of a specific requirements attribute as well as a possibility to study the effects that changes in the requirements specification have on product properties.