Design Progress of the DEMO Divertor Locking System According to IPADeP Methodology

Domenico Marzullo, Giuseppe Di Gironimo, Antonio Lanzotti, Giuseppe Mazzone, Rocco Mozzillo

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Abstract

The Iterative and Participative Axiomatic Design Process (IPADeP) deals with the early conceptual design stage of complex mechanical assemblies. It provides a systematic approach based on the theory of Axiomatic Product Development Lifecycle and aims to minimize the risks related to the uncertainty and incompleteness of the requirements, considering that the requirements will be refined and completed during the process. IPADeP has an iterative nature and is focused on the experience of the people involved in the design process. The functional requirements and the design parameters are conceived through brainstorming sessions and the concept selection is performed involving several experts through a Multi Criteria Decision Making technique. IPADeP has been adopted as methodology to address the early conceptual design stage of a subsystem of the DEMOnstration fusion power plant: the divertor cassette-to-vacuum vessel locking system. A first iteration was performed, resulting in the selection of a "high level" rough solution. According with IPADeP this paper presents an improvement of this solution, performing a new iteration of the process, since the system is ripe to proceed with the decomposition and zigzagging to the second level and new requirements are coming in from the development of the interfaced systems.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Axiomatic Design, ICAD 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Axiomatic Design, ICAD 2015
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period1/1/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Marzullo, D., Di Gironimo, G., Lanzotti, A., Mazzone, G., & Mozzillo, R. (2015). Design Progress of the DEMO Divertor Locking System According to IPADeP Methodology. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Axiomatic Design, ICAD 2015, Florence, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.07.015