Transforming Multidisciplinary Customer Requirements to Product Design Specifications

Xiao-Jie Ma, Guofu Ding, Sheng-feng Qin, Rong Li, kai-yin Yan, Shou-ne Xiao, Guang-wu Yang

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With the increasing of complexity of complex mechatronic products, it is necessary to involve multidisciplinary design teams, thus, the traditional customer requirements modeling for a single discipline team becomes difficult to be applied in a multidisciplinary team and project since team members with various disciplinary backgrounds may have different interpretations of the customers’ requirements. A new synthesized multidisciplinary customer requirements modeling method is provided for obtaining and describing the common understanding of customer requirements (CRs) and more importantly transferring them into a detailed and accurate product design specifications (PDS) to interact with different team members effectively. A case study of designing a high speed train verifies the rationality and feasibility of the proposed multidisciplinary requirement modeling method for complex mechatronic product development. This proposed research offersthe instruction to realize the customer-driven personalized customization of complex mechatronic product.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1080
Number of pages11
JournalChinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition)
Early online date3 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


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