A Computational Framework for Model-Based Innovative Conceptual Design Process


MAYDA M., BÖRKLÜ H. R.

JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, vol.37, no.1, pp.55-60, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-60
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Conceptual design is the most critical phase of engineering design. Current researches in the conceptual design have focused on three perspectives: collaboration, computational and innovation design environment, and have provided separately these characteristics. Integrating them into the conceptual design process is increasingly becoming a vital necessity for the next generation engineering design activities and CAD/E systems. To that end, in this paper, we propose a computational framework for an innovative conceptual design process by using SysML diagrams. We conceive that the computational framework proposed has three basic characteristics: computational and collaborative through SysML, and innovative through TRIZ and QFD. To illustrate the applicability of this framework in practice, a case study, which includes the conceptual design of a mechanical water filter for pretreatment prior to reverse osmosis process, is carried out. As a result, eleven SysML diagrams that can be reused are produced to represent the mechanical filter design.