Enhancing interoperability in the design process, the PROSIT approach

  • Umberto Cugini
  • Gaetano Cascini
  • Marco Ugolotti
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The paper presents a methodology developed within the PROSIT project, aimed at the improvement of the product development cycle through the integration of Computer-Aided Innovation systems with Optimization and PLM/EKM systems. The interoperability of these tools is obtained through the adoption of Optimization systems as design analysis means and the definition of formalized and validated procedures and guidelines. The logic of the proposed methodology is explained through a detailed study case related to the design of a plastic wheel for light moto-scooters.


Optimization System Optimization Task Product Development Process Product Lifecycle Management Conceptual Design Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umberto Cugini
    • 1
  • Gaetano Cascini
    • 2
  • Marco Ugolotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dip. di Meccanica e Tecnlogie Ind.liUniversità di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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