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Thinking aircraft design and its production system design together

Polacsek, Thomas and Pralet, Cédric and Roussel, Stéphanie and Bouissière, François and Cuiller, Claude and Dereux, Pierre-Eric and Kersuzan, Stéphane Thinking aircraft design and its production system design together. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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In the design of complex objects, such as aircraft, the definition of the means of production usually begins after the definition of the product. In other words, the product specifications define the requirements for its production system (factory, assembly line, tools, etc.). The limitation of this approach is that the production system can inherit blocking constraints that might easily be removed by changing the design of the product. Moreover, designing an object on the basis that it will be manufactured as usual, without thinking about an associated means of production, does not allow us to take full advantage of new manufacturing means such as robotics or additive manufacturing. Indeed, these new means can open up new possibilities for aircraft design optimization while imposing constraints (like size of what can be printed, materials used, space for the robots, etc.). For all these reasons, it is necessary to integrate manufacturability as soon as possible in the development cycle and, in doing so, to have a holistic design approach.

Item Type:Invited Conference
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Airbus (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
Deposited On:09 May 2021 11:45

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