Design Principles and Multi-Level Structures for Multi-Functional and Multi-Material Design

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Tim Fr
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Technische Universit
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 395-404
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Multi-functional design has high potential to overcome e.g. increasing weight and costs of products. However, the possible solution space for integrating functions is hardly manageable. This paper presents an approach to assist in the identification of multi-functional approaches. Therefore, hybrid design principles are developed that are combinable to complex structures including specific manufacturing routes. By this, multi-functional solutions can be provided on different resolutions in order to identify the most promising approach and position for the integration of additional functions.

Keywords: multi-functional design, hybrid design, design tools, product structure, product design

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