Function modelling in Volvo Car Corporation

    Project Details


    This project is being conducted in collaboration with Volvo Car Corporation of Sweden. The project aims to provide a sound theoretical basis for the functional modelling of vehicles using e.g. the function/means tree.
    The project requires the integration of technical, semantic and business functions into a singular model of the vehicle. Initial results suggest that a common approach is feasible for the technical and semantic functions of the vehicle, but business functions should not be actively carried by the vehicle.
    The use of function/means tree provides a means to link functions to a product structure model based upon Andreasen's Domain Theory.
    This project is the focus of a Master Thesis project ending in March 2000.
    Effective start/end date01/04/199931/03/2000


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