Today the bottleneck in introducing new successful products quickly to the market has moved from factory floor manufacturing to the product specification, design and evaluation process, although of course world-class manufacturing remains essential. 'Quality' has moved beyond functionality and usability to satisfying people's subjective and emotional lifestyle needs. This can only be achieved by breakthrough knowledge-based changes in the conception of products to maintain and increase EU competitiveness under the high pressure of other manufacturing countries. Emerging methods are competing with each other and industry in general does not know which to use in what circumstances. Whilst some of these methods might be excellent, they do not integrate well with established engineering life cycle processes. Of course, companies do have their methods of innovation, but for example in the fast moving consumer goods industry, 80% of new introductions are said to make no impact and fail. Researchers from many disciplines (consumer sciences, psychology, ergonomics, industrial design, engineering) as well and industries are responding to this need for better reliability from their own view points but integration is needed, a holistic approach combining vertically (disciplines) and horizontally (products/services) approaches is urgently needed. It is the ambition of this CA to promote the use Affective Engineering for industry and open the EU industry towards a knowledge based economy in the area of satisfying people's subjective and emotional lifestyle needs. Thus this CA has three main objectives: Objective 1. Creating a new knowledge community. Objective 2. Achieve best use of current knowledge through broader awareness and confidence within industry of methodologies, novel tools and work environments that facilitate collaboration and creativity through holistic approaches to products and services Objective 3. Identify needs and coordinate future research.


Developing an impact evaluation framework for product designers inspired by the capability approach: a case study on the Philips Chulha
Marel, Floris van der; Işık, Figen; Keyson, David V.; Department of Industrial Design (2012)
Within the field of Product Design there is an increasing interest in designing with emerging markets. Considering how long people have already been concerned with increasing global living standards it is surprising how little has been achieved. This suggests our current methods are insufficient. The Capability Approach (CA) by Amartya Sen offers a new way of assessing inequality and poverty, focusing on what people have reason to value to be or do. Products can be means to achieve these beings and doings. ...
Design improvements on mixed flow pumps by means of computational fluid dynamics
Özgen, Onur; Albayrak, Kahraman; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2006)
The demand on high efficiency pumps leads the manufacturers to develop new design and manufacturing techniques for rotodynamic pumps. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software are started to be used during the design periods for this reason in order to validate the designs before the pumps are produced. However the integration process of CFD software into the design procedure should be made carefully in order to improve the designs. In this thesis, the CFD software is aimed to be integrated into the pump ...
Hierarchical and modular control of reconfigurable manufacturing systems
Arslan, Övül; Schmidt, Klaus Verner; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2022-2-11)
Reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS) were introduced as a new manufacturing concept for rapidly adjusting the production capacity and functionality of manufacturing systems. Hereby, the control of RMS requires realizing each desired configuration and changing between configurations on request, whereby a suitable design approach should scale to large-scale systems. In this thesis, we develop a controller design method for RMS that supports modular design and is scalable to RMS of large size. As the f...
Computation of supervisors for reconfigurable machine tools
Schmidt, Klaus Verner (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2015-06-01)
The rapid reconfiguration of manufacturing systems is an important issue in today's manufacturing technology in order to adjust the production to varying product demands and types. In this paper, we study the control of reconfigurable machine tools (RMTs) with the aim of fast reconfiguration and an easy controller implementation. We first formulate a particular reconfiguration problem for RMTs in a discrete event system setting, and then provide a necessary and sufficient condition for its solution. Moreove...
Form driven adaptive, and reusable tunnel formwork for customized mass housing
Öziş, Ayşe Zeynep; Sorguç, Arzu; Department of Architecture (2021-9-09)
The recent developments with Industry 4.0 have been added new agendas and methodologies in the manufacturing and designing process. Although data-driven architecture became more common in practice, forms are still determining with fabrication limitations. While these developments are changing the architectural environment, increasing population and need for accommodation are causing standardized design production, resulting in stereotyped living areas. Although conventional typologies have been changing, mo...
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