DESIGN & VALIDATION METHODOLOGY FROM A LIFE PREDICTION PERSPECTIVE FOR THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF A RECREATIONAL PRODUCT

  • Iorga Cristian University of Sherbrooke (QC), Canada
  • Desrochers Alain University of Sherbrooke (QC), Canada

Abstract

The paper outlines a design process flow diagram (methodology) that highlights the challenges of engineering design and allows both engineers and students to focus on the development of a creative, effective and profitable solution to meet particular life objective and additional criteria. A case study related to a recreational vehicle is also presented to validate the methodology. Therefore, to reach the objective of weight reduction for the structural subsystem in a hybrid roadster project, a methodology that allows the optimization of the design parameters according to several types of design criteria has been developed.

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Published
2014-02-28
How to Cite
Cristian, I., & Alain, D. (2014). DESIGN & VALIDATION METHODOLOGY FROM A LIFE PREDICTION PERSPECTIVE FOR THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF A RECREATIONAL PRODUCT. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(6). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n6p%p