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Digital Mock-up Process Simulation for Product Conception and Downstream Processes

Objective



Objectives and content

Current industrial practice in automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries involves the creation of physical product models (physical mock-ups) as a help to designers, manufacturing planners, etc.. The objective of the(se) project(s) is to depart from this practice and develop the technology that allows designers, manufacturing planners and even the management to work on Virtual Products / Digital Mock-Up's (DMU). They can make decisions related to the concept, design and all downstream processes. This technology will allow companies to work in a concurrent engineering environment independent of their size and product configuration.
To achieve this goal a cluster of projects including modelling, simulation, visualisation, etc. (see figure) is proposed.

Within this cluster of projects the objective of the DMU-PS project is to develop the technology which allows the designer to model and simulate assembly, disassembly, service and maintenance processes while he is designing products and subassemblies.

The benefits of this technology will include substantial reduction of development time (at least 10%) and manufacturing cost, such as reduction of Physical Mock-up's, and a dramatical increase of product launch quality.
It is expected that the process simulation technology will benefit not only automotive and aerospace industry but other industrial manufacturing sectors such as house appliances, machine building industry, ship building etc..The composition of this consortium includes end users, technology vendors and universities and guarantees the successful performance of the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Volkswagen AG
Address
2,Berliner Ring 2
38436 Wolfsburg
Germany

Participants (10)

BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Germany
Address
146,Knorrstrasse
80788 München
British Aerospace Defence Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Warton Aerodrome Warton
PR4 1AX Preston
Dassault Systèmes SA
France
Address
9,Quai Marcel Dassault 9
92156 Suresnes
Fiat Auto Mains Srl
Italy
Address
Via Caraglioro 84
10141 Torino
GIE Renault Recherche et Innovation
France
Address
67,Rue Des Bons Raisins 67
92508 Rueil-malmaison
Mercedes-Benz AG
Germany
Address
1,Tilsiter Strasse
71059 Sindelfingen
Technische Universität München
Germany
Address
39,Karl-hammerschmidt-strasse
85609 München
Tecnomatix SARL
France
Address
5,Voie De La Cardon
91126 Palaiseau
Tecoplan Informatik GmbH
Germany
Address
40,Otto Hahn Strasse
85521 Ottobrunn
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Rio Patras
26110 Patras