Sim, Yee Wai, Crowder, Richard, Robinson, Mark and Hughes, Helen
An Agent-based approach to modelling integrated product teams undertaking a design activity.
In, ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diago, CA, USa,
30 Aug - 02 Sep 2009.
The interactions between individual designers, within integrated product teams, and the nature of design tasks, all have a significant impact upon how well a design task can be performed, and hence the quality of the resultant product and the time in which it can be delivered. In this paper we describe an ongoing research project which aims to model integrated product teams through the use of multi-agent systems. We first describe the background and rationale for our work, and then present our initial computational model and results from the simulation of an integrated product team. The paper concludes with a discussion of how the model will evolve to improve the accuracy of the simulation.
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