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Interior design of a volume model

Daniel Duran Murrieta
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2005. 36 s. Diploma work - Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, ISSN 1652-8557; 36, 2005.
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Ever increasing market competitions pushes automaker to reduce their design cycle and use common components in order to reduce cost. A need to evaluate how the design could look at a very early stage is imperative. The aim of this thesis is to provide the reader with a direction on how to design an interior model, where different seating positions can be used. The goal is to try to use as many CO (Carry Over) components as possible yet achieving completely different looks. Instead of using the traditional approach where all the studies are based on a design, the approach taken is by establishing a bandwidth in which the design could work. The traditional approach has been used for several years and it has been shown to be slow and expensive. By introducing the bandwidth design the goal is to reduce the iterations needed to get a design to work, which will reduce both time and money investments. The term hard point will be introduced and some of the most important hard points on the design of an interior will be discussed. The hard points where established by using UG (Unigraphics) which is the CAD program used by SAAB. In addition to this CAD program Alias and Clay work was done to evaluate all A surfaces (all visible surfaces within a vehicle). Due to the confidentiality of their nature this surfaces can not be included on the thesis, and therefore an explanation on how the hard points where used to evaluate the surfaces will be given. In addition to the above mentioned programs Product Vision was used for illustration purposes. It is important to highlight that in order to establish a hard point a lot of issues have to be taken into account. Some of them include a subjective analysis which can only be acquired by years of automotive experience; hence for each of the hard points established discussions within the different departments where held until an agreement was reached. The result of the work of this thesis was the establishment of two interior volumes which hopefully one day will reach the production market. The work has just started and further hard points are needed to bring the product to life. Further development of hard points is needed especially as the project advances into different stages, the methodology has just begun and how to implement it into the different stages will determine how accurate the parts come out to be.

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