Axiomatic design is applied to the practical design of automobile parts such as the suspension system and cooling system. The original axiomatic design theory without modification is directly utilized to analyze the current systems. Functional requirements and design parameters are defined, and design matrices are established. The decomposition process is employed to find the hierarchy of the design process. Some coupled aspects are found. Due to the sponsor’s request, trial to find a new design is not performed. Instead, the coupled process is reported to the practitioners so that they could be alert to the coupled parts. The order of the design process is defined for the design of the automobile parts. After the design hierarchy is made, the design structure matrix (DSM) method is applied to the modular design of the parts. The experience of the application is discussed.
Keynote by Gyung-Jin Park