While the principle benefits of robust design are widely accepted, there is still a large gap between robust design in theory and in practice. DTU’s annual Robust Design Day therefore aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners focusing on applied Robust Design and Variation Management in Design and Production. The objective is a regular platform for discussions and a fruitful knowledge exchange on experiences, solutions and challenges faced.

For more information please contact:
Co-chair: Thomas J. Howard
Co-chair: Tobias Eifler

Sponsored by:

Time Schedule/Event

08:30

Registration and Coffee

08:55

PDS16 Welcome address

Prof. Niels Henrik Mortensen, Head of Section, DTU MEK 

09:00

Day Introduction

Thomas J. Howard, Head of Robust Design Group, DTU MEK

09:10

The Chain Method - Managing Complex Assemblies

Prof. Daniel E. Whitney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Author of Seminal Book on “Mechanical Assemblies: Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development”. Senior Consultant and Researcher in Mechanical Design, Robotics & Automation. Currently Prof Emeritus at MIT.

09:50

Robust Standardisation of components

Janus Juul Rasmussen , CEO and co-founder of Valcon Design

Mechanical and Robust Design specialist and one of the pioneers of the Six Theta robust design paradigm.

10:30

Break

10:45

The importance of simulation and uncertainty quantification as a part of the product verification and validation process

Gordon May, Global Robust Design Lead, Rolls Royce

Chartered, Mechanical Engineering with specialization in engineering design simulation and product validation.

11:00

Perceived Quality and Perceptual Robustness

, Teamleader Perceived Quality, CEVT

Background in Product Development focusing on perceived quality in visual and material aspects in the automotive industry.

11:40

The Variation Management Framework (VMF) - Use and Case Study

Thomas J. Howard, Head of Robust Design Group, DTU MEK

Head of the Robust Design DTU. Winner of the DTU Innovation Prize 2014, BMW European Scientific Award 2005. PhD and research in Engineering Design, more specifically on embodiment design, robustness, quality engineering and layout.

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Robust Design Workshop: Managing Variation

For more information and previous workshops see here: www.robustdesign.org/workshop/

15:15

Break

15:30

Industry 4.0 – the State-of-the-Art in smart production for managing variation and quality

Ad ScheepersDirector Electronics & Manufacturing Technologies, Bosch Rexroth

Background includes technical and sales positions at Nyquist Industrial Control and Philips Industrial Automation Systems.

16:15

Forensic Engineering - Design related failures

Dr. Crispin Hales, President, Hales & Gooch LTD.

40 years of engineering design experience. Expert in failure analysis, safety of mechanical systems and accident reconstruction. Author of "Managing Engieering Design". PhD from Cambridge on the engineering design process.

17:00

Closing Statement & Wine reception

Chair: Thomas J. Howard

Associate Professor

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ph. +45 45 25 47 41
thow@mek.dtu.dk

Co. Chair: Tobias Eifler

Postdoc

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

tobeif@mek.dtu.dk

Simon Moritz Göhler

PhD Student

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

simogo@mek.dtu.dk

Søren Nygaard Pedersen

PhD Student

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

snyped@mek.dtu.dk

Srinivasa Murthy Boorla

PhD Student

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

srimbo@mek.dtu.dk

Aryan Christiansen

Research Assistant

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

s112979@student.dtu.dk

Andreas Rafn

Research Assistant

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

s110561@student.dtu.dk

Kristian Bjarklev

PhD Student

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering

krbjar@mek.dtu.dk

Laura Elvira Stokbro

Research Assistant

DTU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

lelv@dtu.dk