Value-driven simulation: Thinking together through simulation in early engineering design
Paper i proceeding, 2017

The topic of 'design for value' has lately attracted a great deal of attention within the engineering design community. 'Predicting' the value of a future solution is however difficult, especially in early design phases. Modelling and simulation is believed to be able to support this challenging task. A simulation process for value-driven engineering design is presented. The performances of a design concept along the lifecycle are aggregated to a monetary system value function. The results of this multi-model simulation environment for value are displayed through a colour-coded CAD model for easier interaction. Verification activities indicate that enabling effective design space exploration and visualization of cause-effect relationships become important elements in order to 'think together' using a simulation driven design approach. Furthermore, the proposed multidisciplinary 'value model' fosters cross-functional knowledge sharing and collective deliberation about the value, forcing stakeholders to synthetize their perceptions about the value of a design and to discuss where conclusions differ.

Multi-/Cross-/Trans-disciplinary processes


Design space exploration

Conceptual design

Value-driven simulation


Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Wall Johan

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH

Bertoni Marco

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH

Larsson Tobias

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH

Jonsson Pontus

Dynapac Compaction Equipment AB

Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED

22204334 (ISSN) 22204342 (eISSN)

Vol. 4 DS87-4 513-522


Annan teknik



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