Joint research of DTU/ Engineering Systems and KIT/ IPEK

DTU/Engineering Systems

On May 16th - 17th, Agzam Idrissov, a doctoral researcher from the Engineering Systems group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) visited the IPEK for a joint study.

Topic of the research is the use of reference system data in Product Generation Engineering. The focus is on connected data from several domains, for example stakeholder information, requirements, functions and components. Mr Idrissov works on an approach for a visualisation of this data across several domains that allows product developers to work much more efficient than before. Based on the techniques of collapsible trees, edge bundling and alluvial diagrams Mr Idrissov develops a tool for an improved traceability of interdependencies between data form different domains (cf. picture).

One version of the tool was applied and evaluated with a development workshop of the HECTOR school at the IPEK. The study was prepared within an earlier visit of Mr. Idrissov in March and an exchange visit of Simon Rapp at DTU/ Engineering Systems. The results will be published in a design journal. If you are interested in this research, please contact Simon Rapp: simon rapp does-not-exist.kit edu

Mr. Idrissov is a doctoral researcher in the Engineering Systems group with its leader Prof. Anja Maier. Engineering systems are socio-technical systems that provide solutions to central economic and societal challenges. Addressing challenges regarding those systems, such as technical and organisational complexity, social intricacy of human behaviour, and the uncertainty of long life cycles the group employs an interdisciplinary approach in research, education and consulting. They focus on

  • Interdisciplinary Design of Engineering Systems 
  • Management of Engineering Systems throughout their life cycle
  • Aligning Business Strategy and Public Policy for Engineering Systems

More about the Systems Engineering group at DTU can be found here.

This research cooperation is supported with funding from the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) within the International Collaboration Package.