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M.Sc. Simon Rapp

M.Sc. Simon Rapp

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Stellvertretender Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Entwicklungsmethodik und -management

Forschungsfeldkoordinator: PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung

Standort Hochhaus

M.Sc. Simon Rapp

Field of Research

  • Theory of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
  • Methods for using reference-product related knowledge in development processes
  • Knowledge transfer in the PGE



  • DFG project "Faktoren der Beeinflussung der Wissensübertragung im Prozess der Produktentwicklung"

Bachelor- / Mastertheses

Available bachelor- and master-theses can be found here.


Developing a common understanding of business models from the product development perspective.
Albers, A.; Basedow, G. N.; Heimicke, J.; Marthaler, F.; Spadinger, M.; Rapp, S.
2020. 30th CIRP Design Conference, Kruger National Park, 5 - 8 May 2020
Proposing a Generalized Description of Variations in Different Types of Systems by the Model of PGE – Product Generation Engineering.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Fahl, J.; Hirschter, T.; Revfi, S.; Schulz, M.; Stürmlinger, T.; Spadinger, M.
2020. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 2235–2244. doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.315
Benchmarking Of Risk Management Methods With Regard to Variations As A Source Of Risk.
Rapp, S.; Altner, M.; Albers, A.
2020. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 677–686. doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.292
Sprintplanung in der Mechatroniksystementwicklung auf Basis von Referenzsystemelementen.
Wessels, H.; Heimicke, J.; Rapp, S.; Grauberger, P.; Richter, T.; Matthiesen, S.; Albert, A.
2019. 17. Gemeinsames Kolloquium Konstruktionstechnik, KT2019, Aachen, Germany, 200–211. doi:10.18154/RWTH-2019-08788
The Reference System in the Model of PGE: Proposing a Generalized Description of Reference Products and their Interrelations.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Spadinger, M.; Richter, T.; Birk, C.; Marthaler, F.; Heimicke, J.; Kurtz, V.; Wessels, H.
2019. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19), Delft, The Netherlands, 5-8 August 2019, 1693–1702, Delft. doi:10.1017/dsi.2019.175
Accelerating Knowledge: The Speed Optimization of Knowledge Transfers.
Grum, M.; Rapp, S.; Gronau, N.; Albers, A.
2019. Business Modeling and Software Design: 9th International Symposium, BMSD 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-3, 2019 - Proceedings. Ed.: B. Shishkov, 95–113, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-24854-3_7
Variations as Activity Patterns: A Basis for Project Planning in PGE – Product Generation Engineering.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Peglow, N.; Stürmlinger, T.; Heimicke, J.; Wattenberg, F.; Wessels, H.
2019. 29th CIRP Design Conference: open design and design as exponential technology, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 8th to 10th May 2019
Das Referenzsystem im Modell der PGE – Produktgenerationsentwicklung: Vorschlag einer generalisierten Beschreibung von Referenzprodukten und ihrer Wechselbeziehungen.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Spadinger, M.; Richter, T.; Birk, C.; Marthaler, M.; Heimicke, J.; Kurtz, V.; Wessels, H.
2019. KIT, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5445/IR/1000093227
Customer-oriented product development: supporting the development of the complete vehicle through the systematic use of engineering generations.
Albers, A.; Haug, F.; Fahl, J.; Hirschter, T.; Reinemann, J.; Rapp, S.
2018. 4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE 2018), Rome, I, October 1-3, 2018, Article no: 8544391, IEEE. Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/SysEng.2018.8544391
Identifying expedient variations in PGE - Product generation engineering.
Rapp, S.; Moeser, G.; Eichhorn, P.; Albers, A.
2018. Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018, The Design Society
PGE – Product generation engineering in engineering education: Real-world problems for beginners in student projects.
Albers, A.; Matthiesen, S.; Rapp, S.; Hoelz, K.; Bursac, N.
2018. 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2018), London, UK, September 6-7, 2018
IP-Integrated Product Development Project’s Decision-Making Leads to Heuristic Behaviour.
Tanaiutchawoot, N.; Rapp, S.; Bursac, N.; Albers, A.
2018. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018; Stuttgart; Germany; 17 June 2018 through 20 June 2018, Art. Nr.: 8436278, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/ICE.2018.8436278
Influencing factors and methods for knowledge transfer situations in Product Generation Engineering based on the SECI model.
Albers, A.; Gronau, N.; Rapp, S.; Grum, M.; Zaiser, A.; Bursac, N.; Weber, E.
2018. NordDesign, Linköping, Sweden, August 14 - 17, 2018
Identifying Expedient Variations in PGE – Product Generation Engineering.
Rapp, S.; Moeser, G.; Eichhorn, P.; Albers, A.
2018. 13th Biennial Norddesign Conference, NordDesign 2018; Linkoping; Sweden; 14 August 2018 through 17 August 2018, The Design Society, Glasgow
Reference Products in PGE – Product Generation Engineering: Analyzing Challenges Based on the System Hierarchy.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Heitger, N.; Wattenberg, F.; Bursac, N.
2018. Procedia CIRP, 70, 469–474. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.02.046
How to foster innovation? Findings and hypotheses for collaborations between research and industry.
Sahin, T.; Cudok, A.; Rapp, S.; Inkermann, D.; Albers, A.; Wattenberg, F.; Bursac, N.; Vietor, T.
2018. DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018, 15th International Design Conference 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May, 21-24 2018, 1945–1956. doi:10.21278/idc.2018.0484
Entscheidungsheuristiken in der PGE – Produktgenerationsentwicklung.
Krause, D.; Paetzold, K.; Bursac, N.; Rapp, S.; Albers, A.; Breitschuh, J.; Tanaiutchawoot, N.
2017. Design for X : Beiträge zum 28. DfX-Symposium, Oktober 2017, Bamberg, 2017.10.04-05. Hrsg.: D. Krause, 275–286, Tutech Verlag, Hamburg
Die Frühe Phase der PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung.
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Birk, C.; Bursac, N.
2017. 4. Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung 2017 (SSP) : Produktentwicklung im disruptiven Umfeld, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 28-29 Juni 2017, Fraunhofer, Stuttgart
PGE – Produktgenerationsentwicklung am Beispiel des Zweimassenschwungrads.
Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Rapp, S.
2017. Forschung im Ingenieurwesen, 81 (1), 13–31. doi:10.1007/s10010-016-0210-0
Produktgenerationsentwicklung Praxisbedarf und Fallbeispiel in der automobilen Produktentwicklung.
Albers, A.; Haug, F.; Heitger, N.; Arslan, M.; Rapp, S.; Bursac, N.
2016. 12. Symposium für Vorausschau und Technologieplanung (SVT), Berlin, 8. - 9. Dezember 2016, Heinz-Nixdorf-Institut, Paderborn
Method Support in Product Generation Engineering.
Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Rapp, S.
2016. MMEP workshop - Application and adaptation of design methods in industry, Karlsruhe, Germany, 21 - 22 September 2016, KIT, Karlsruhe
PGE - Product generation engineering : Case study of the dual mass flywheel.
Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Rapp, S.
2016. DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference : Engineering Design Practice, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, 16th - 19th May 2016. Ed.: D. Marjanović, 791–800, The Design Society, Glasgow
The application of creativity methods in virtual teams in product development.
Walter, B.; Rapp, S.; Albers, A.
2016. 14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 16 - 19 May, 2016, 749–758, The Design Society, Glasgow
Selecting appropriate tools for synchronous communication and collaboration in locally distributed product development.
Walter, B.; Rapp, S.; Albers, A.
2016. 12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", NordDesign 2016; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Trondheim; Norway; 10 August 2016 through 12 August 2016. Volume 2. Ed. : M. Steinert, 258–267, The Design Society, Bristol