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)
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

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

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Simpson, T. W., Allen, J. K., Chen, W., & Mistree, F. (1996). Conceptual design of a family of products through the use of the robust concept exploration method. 1535-1545. Paper presented at 6th AIAA/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1996, Bellevue, United States.
Simpson, Timothy W. ; Allen, Janet K. ; Chen, Wei ; Mistree, Farrokh. / Conceptual design of a family of products through the use of the robust concept exploration method. Paper presented at 6th AIAA/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1996, Bellevue, United States.11 p.
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1996. 1535-1545 Paper presented at 6th AIAA/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1996, Bellevue, United States.

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