Multi-domain design assessment for aerospace components including weld accessibility
Paper in proceeding, 2021

Aeroengine manufacturers need to better include assessment of risk and cost for realising the novel
products needed to meet the ambitions sustainability driven targets for air transport. Radical
technologies are needed that simultaneously require critical manufacturing processes to be assessed
already in conceptual design.
In this paper, a multi-domain framework for conceptual design and evaluation is proposed that provide
the ability to interactively explore the concepts that simultaneously allow a wider range of
architectures can be assessed and still include weldability of the concepts.
It has been demonstrated how high level, and function driven conceptual design alternatives can be
modelled and evaluated to analyse risk and resilience of architectures. Geometrical concepts generated
for the most interesting regimes using design of experiments covering a desired design space. For each
CAD-model the welding process can be simulated to assess feasibility and lead time for welding, and
return quantified results to be included in an integrated results data set for interactive decision making.
The paper is the first report from a research project that improve concurrent design of product and
production concepts.

Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes

Design for X (DfX)

Early design phases

Conceptual design


Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Timos Kipouros

University of Cambridge

Julian Martinsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Jonas Kressin

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

P John Clarkson

University of Cambridge

Petter Andersson

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED

22204334 (ISSN) 22204342 (eISSN)

Vol. Volume 1 - August 2021 2217-2225 483

Göteborg, ,

Development of Interdisciplinary Assessment for manufacturing and deSign (DIAS)

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/887174), 2020-06-01 -- 2023-02-28.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Business Administration

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance




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