Knowledge Management in a Virtual Lab Collaborative Training Project: A Mini-Formula Student Car Design

  • George Chryssolouris
  • Dimitris Mourtzis
  • Panagiotis Stavropoulos
  • Dimitris Mavrikios
  • John Pandremenos

Abstract

Aim of this chapter is to introduce reader to Collaborative Engineering (CE), a method providing concepts, technologies and solutions for product development in dispersed engineering teams. Initially, a reference is made to the main features of CE along with its advantages and some basic CE methodologies. Some of the methodologies mentioned in the chapter are collaborative product conceptualization, collaborative CAD, multiplying time project and collaborative virtual reality. Afterwards, the aforementioned CE methodologies are applied in a case study, so as to better explain them. More precisely, the study deals with the creation of a dispersed multinational team, having as main objective the design, analysis and manufacture of a mini formula student single seater car.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
    • 1
  • Dimitris Mourtzis
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Stavropoulos
    • 1
  • Dimitris Mavrikios
    • 1
  • John Pandremenos
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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