FORPRO² Subproject 3

(finished) Methodological toolkit for systematic evaluation of design solutions

Field of Study


Knowledge Management, Simulations in Product Development, Knowledge Based Framework


There is no sufficient overview of the usage of simulations in product development processes. The lack of holistic planification in combination with the insufficient simulation-related knowledge of the developers leads to unnecessary iterations in the PDP.


The project aims at optimizing the integration of simulations in the product development process. Therefore strategic and holistic planning of simulations from the early stages of the product development should be supported.


A methodology for systematic documentation, structuring and allocation of simulation-related knowledge will be developed. A methodological toolkit will support the standardization and reutilization of simulation processes.

Project Term

October 2013 to February 2017