PADDME—Process Analysis for Digital Development in Mechanical Engineering

Gerschütz B, Consten Y, Götz S, Wartzack S (2024)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024


Book Volume: 12

Pages Range: 173

Issue: 1

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.3390/pr12010173


Design processes are always in motion, since more and more data-driven methods are used for various design and validation tasks. However, small and medium enterprises especially struggle with enhancing their processes with data-driven methods due to a lack of practical and easy-to-use analysis and redesign methods which can handle design process characteristics. In this paper, we present PADDME, which stands for process analysis for digital development in mechanical engineering, as a novel method that, in contrast to currently available analysis methods, considers those design process characteristics with respect to the integration of data-driven methods. Furthermore, a novel technology-readiness framework for digital engineering is introduced. Using the PADDME method, an industrial case study on introducing data-driven methods into the design and evaluation process chain is presented. The usability and novelty of the method are shown by the case study. Thus, PADDME allows a detailed capturing of current design processes and paves the way for process optimisation through data-driven methods. PADDME is a valuable method for advancing digital mechanical engineering processes in small and medium enterprises, and future work will focus on refining and expanding its application and evaluation.

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Gerschütz, B., Consten, Y., Götz, S., & Wartzack, S. (2024). PADDME—Process Analysis for Digital Development in Mechanical Engineering. Processes, 12(1), 173.


Gerschütz, Benjamin, et al. "PADDME—Process Analysis for Digital Development in Mechanical Engineering." Processes 12.1 (2024): 173.

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