Model-Based Appliances DesignApproachDino BonginiTorino, April 24th 2013
Dedicated to families who find in their home the expression of theirpersonality and their style. People who seek for innovativeappliances that guarantee excellent results.About Indesit Company2Sales in 2012:Euro 2.9 billionOutright leader in:Italy, Russia, the UK, Ukraine.Three Brands, a solution for every lifestyle.
3Model-Based Appliances Design Approach:Over the years appliance time to market is shortening and the model support inthe appliance design is always increasing its value. Different model typologies arecurrently used in the project development:• Synthesis models are used in the concept phase to support the technologicaldecision making and the component sizing.• Thermodynamic and performance models are a strong support in the dutycycle set up and in the performance optimization. The optimum workingconditions are defined with numerical tests using the DoE approach.• Structural and dynamic models are used in the design definition of thecritical components.The models become a knowledge asset for Indesit Dish Washer and some flashrelating to other wet products and a basis for the future products development.
Model-Based Appliances Design Approach4Synthesis models tovalidate the feasibilityof the concept and todefine the generalcharacteristics of theproduct.ConceptDevelopmentDynamical and structural models to support the designers in thecomponents definition. Fluid dynamic models to verify circuitsfeasibility. Thermodynamic models to test the design performances.DesignSyhthesis model for the virtualevaluation of the performanceand the duty cycle set up.TechnicaldemonstratorProductionRamp-UpVirtual lab for the use interface and esthetics verification and set up.Testing andRefinementDoE tests
Integration between Design and Modeling in the Indesit products5Thermo dynamic modelsConcept phase modelsDynamic modelsStructural modelsFluid dynamic models
Thermo dynamic modelsConcept phase modelsDynamic modelsStructural modelsFluid dynamic modelsWashing machine – Multibody drum dynamic model7Innovative washer: a set of dynamicmodels/structural models has been made toevaluate the project structural feasibility.OscillationStressStrainVibrationStressStrain
12CONSORZIO ITALIANO DI RICERCA SULLA DOMOTICAStart up in April 2011President: Andrea MerloniThe main aim of the consortium is to promote:• research, innovation and technological development amongthe various products and services within the home• promote the introduction, management and dissemination ofnew technologies related to the world of domestic dwellingsand all the related aspects• consumption reduction, energy efficiency, micro-generation of energy, remote control and homeautomation, support and monitoring of people with reducedmobility / cognitive, the active and passive safetyResearch based on Sharing** joining HOME lab in 2013
Research project 2012 – Synthesis model13Development of an optimization model to analyze the best working condition for allthe energy sources (boiler solar sourecs, appliances, etc.),Partner:Thermo dynamic modelsConcept phase modelsDynamic modelsStructural modelsFluid dynamic models
Models integration - HomelabThermo dynamic modelsConcept phase modelsDynamic modelsStructural modelsFluid dynamic modelsThermodynamic synthesis models Duty cycles for every sub-model Outputs and consumption evaluation
ConclusionsIndesit is currently implementing a methodological path for the Model-BasedDesign Approach.The models become a knowledge asset for Indesit and a basis for the futureproducts development.Till 2002• Into the singleR&D: it wasused on spot tofix up urgentissues.2003-2010• Centralized: auniquesimulationteam tosupport all theBU. Planningof thesimulations toreduce thedevelopmenteffort and time.From 2011• Into the BU:the knowledgeand simulationmodel Indesitacquired in theprevious yearshave beenintroduced inthe singleproduct lines.