A Robust Design Research Landscape - Review on The Importance Of Design Research For Achieving Product Robustness

Tobias Eifler*, Benjamin Schleich

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    The strive for design principles, qualitative and quantitative design tools, and product development methodologies that enable and support the design of robust products, that is products which are insensitive to noise and variation, is an ongoing challenge for both practitioners and academics. This paper reviews and classifies recent research efforts dedicated to robust design originating from the design society and carves out important challenges and potentials for future research. The main novelty of the paper can be found in the structured analysis and classification of recent robust design efforts as well as in the systematic elaboration of future research challenges, which seeks to stimulate a discussion on future tasks and challenges in robust design research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Publication date2021
    Pages211 - 220
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    Event23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED21) - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 16 Aug 202120 Aug 2021


    Conference23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED21)
    LocationChalmers University of Technology

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    • Robust design
    • Tolerance representation and management
    • Product structuring
    • Taguchi
    • Quality


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