Virtual design process : design validation tool schematic approach in car carrier

Kulkarni, Ambarish, Kosse, Vladis, Kapoor, Ajay, & Iyer, Mahalinga (2009) Virtual design process : design validation tool schematic approach in car carrier. In Conference Proceedings IAEng Journal, International Association of Engineers , San Fransisco.

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An important aspect of designing any product is validation. Virtual design process (VDP) is an alternative to hardware prototyping in which analysis of designs can be done without manufacturing physical samples. In recent years, VDP have been generated either for animation or filming applications. This paper proposes a virtual reality design process model on one of the applications when used as a validation tool. This technique is used to generate a complete design guideline and validation tool of product design. To support the design process of a product, a virtual environment and VDP method were developed that supports validation and an initial design cycle performed by a designer. The product model car carrier is used as illustration for which virtual design was generated. The loading and unloading sequence of the model for the prototype was generated using automated reasoning techniques and was completed by interactively animating the product in the virtual environment before complete design was built. By using the VDP process critical issues like loading, unloading, Australian Design rules (ADR) and clearance analysis were done. The process would save time, money in physical sampling and to large extent in complete math generation. Since only schematic models are required, it saves time in math modelling and handling of bigger size assemblies due to complexity of the models. This extension of VDP process for design evaluation is unique and was developed, implemented successfully. In this paper a Toll logistics and J Smith and Sons car carrier which is developed under author’s responsibility has been used to illustrate our approach of generating design validation via VDP.

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ID Code: 26818
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ADR, Car Carrier, Product Design, Validation, VDP
ISBN: 9789881701268
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
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