Structural Design Concepts

When designing complex mechanical structures for mobile applications we target optimized product characteristics in an holistic approach. Technical expertise regarding components, materials and technologies as well as established development processes for generating efficient design solutions and product parameters are our tools. We develop solutions tailored to your core objectives while balancing conflicting requirements regarding technology, economy and ecology. We are specialized in finding innovative structural design concepts focusing on total product efficiency and your individual boundary conditions and design targets. For parts, modules or total body structures we are able to cover the full product development process, from requirement engineering to prototype, or can support your in single process steps.

Requirements Analysis and Specification
  • Analysis of technology and market trends
  • Competitor analysis and benchmarking
  • Investigation of concept driving regulations and requirements (legislation, guidelines, recommended practices, standards etc.)
  • Requirement engineering and target value definition (customer/user survey, scenario methods, cost-benefit analysis, added value assessment, design load case derivation, structuring of requirements, etc.)
  • Derivation of project-relevant design specifications (concept specification sheets, list of requirements, product specification sheet, etc.)
Conceptual Development and Assessment
  • State of the Art review and analysis of existing solutions
  • Agile development of basic solutions (creativity workshops, agile methods, TRIZ, Design Thinking etc.)
  • Analysis and generation of main structural load paths
  • Lightweight-design assessment
  • Property-centric material screening and requirement-oriented pre-selection for mono-material, multi-material or hybrid design
  • Technology screening and pre-selection of manufacturing and joining processes (TRL, etc.)
  • Pre-assessment of structural performance using simplified models (analytical methods, pre-dimensioning, CAE concept tools, simple/reduced FE models)
  • Systematic overall concept assessment (rough assessment, criteria-based and structured rating systems, Pugh matrix, QFD, life-cycle assessment, cost estimates, etc.)
Detailed Design and Optimization
  • Parametric-associative CAD modelling for agile iteration loops
  • Sensitivity analysis for main concept parameters
  • Detailing and dimensioning of joining concept
  • Verification of performance targets using CAE analyses and numerical optimization on part, component or total product level (Link Struktural Simulation & Materials)
  • Feasibility analyses/proof of concept, design reviews and concept adaptation
  • Holistic concept optimization based on life-cycle and cost analyses
  • Definition of local design details and drafting (2D drawings)
Prototyping
  • Assumption of total prototype manufacturing responsibility
  • Manufacturing and assembly planning (selection of suited prototyping processes)
  • Design adaptation with regard to selected prototyping processes or near-series manufacturing
  • Selection of suppliers or manufacturer, contracting and sourcing
  • Supplier management, support and monitoring
  • In-house manufacturing
  • Final assembly and vehicle or total structure integration

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Dipl.-Ing. Sven Faßbender
Manager Vehicle Layout & Design

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