Design verification in the digital domain, using model-based principles, is a key research objective to address the industrial requirement for reduced physical testing and prototyping. For complex assemblies, the verification of design and the associated production methods is currently fragmented, prolonged and sub-optimal, as it uses digital and physical verification stages that are deployed in a sequential manner using multiple systems. This paper describes a novel, hybrid design verification methodology that integrates model-based variability analysis with measurement data of assemblies, in order to reduce simulation uncertainty and allow early design verification from the perspective of satisfying key assembly criteria.
Maropoulos, P. G., Vichare, P., Martin, O., Muelaner, J., Summers, M. D., & Kayani, A. (2011). Early design verification of complex assembly variability using a Hybrid - Model Based and Physical Testing - Methodology. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 60(1), 207-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2011.03.097