Systems Design using Solution-Compensation Spaces with Built-in Tolerance Applied to Powertrain Integration

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Julian Stumpf (1,2), Jos
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Mercedes-Benz AG, Germany; 2: Technical University of Munich, Germany; 3: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Section: Systems Engineering and Design
Page(s): 1995-2004
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Complexity in systems design can be reduced by computing permissible ranges for some crucial design variables that need to be defined in an early design phase. These ranges are calculated such that there is sufficient tolerance for the remaining design variables in later design phases, while still achieving the overall system design goals. A new algorithm for this approach is presented and applied to the design of a vehicle powertrain mount system. The results show large permissible ranges for mount positions while maintaining sufficient tolerance for mount stiffnesses.

Keywords: complex systems, computational design methods, early design phase, optimisation, solution space engineering

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