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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
PR4 1AX Preston