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Platform modeling and Simulation

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Coordinator Volvo Aero Aktiebolag
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 200 000
Project duration July 2009 - June 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Within the platform research several industrial benefits resulting in a larger product offer (external leveraging) as well as a more efficient internal development (internal leveraging) has been identified. The current research has not been focused on suppliers that do not own the product architecture. This project aims to reduce this research gap, which will enable VAC to a more efficient use of limited resources to a wider range of customers. It has been shown that a technology based platform probably can solve many of these problems. This project is based on a platform description that was studied in NFFP4. The projects main goals is to implement and simulate (test) the technology platform in practice with a wider scope involving product development, technology development, market, and production. The project is carried out as the pre-study in collaboration between Chalmers and VAC.

Expected results and effects

Result The project will evolve methods and models for simulation regarding platforms-element. The project is a condition from the NFFP4-project V4102 Product- and Process-platform and will focus on platform-modeling and simulation. The intention of the project is to deliver following parts according a future platform-model on Volvo Aero. A definition of platform and process model how the work will provide knowledge to the platform will proceed during present technology and product development project, i.e. introduction of moment in the product development model (GDP) at Volvo Aero , eventual an own instruction document(GDI). An increased platform tool (-model) ( a closely engineering IT-support) with functions including version management and verified knowledge adapt for product development and production. A clear connection against technology development and how the TRL-scale can be used for value a mature of platform element.

Planned approach and implementation

Strategy The project will proceed with starting point from the need of the company with aim to find a lasting strategy of implementation for a long term using of a platform model. This demands both top down and bottom up ways of working. The premiers methods of research will be action research connect to interviews and demonstrator development. This way of working will conduct to development of platform model and verifies iterative with several perspectives, including participating from market, production and product development. The project will also be synchronized with several other projects connected to fabrication strategy, technology development and reusing of knowledge.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2009-01332

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