Service Concept DesignNational Aviation Engineering Research Programme
Project: V4401 – Service Concept Design

2005-2007 (finalized)


The project aim at strengthen the aerospace industry competence within Functional Product Development. The approach is activity based modelling, simulation and visualization of hardware based services in the concept phase of the product development process.


Role: Project leader and supervisor
Type: PhD research project
Keywords: Functional Product Development, Knowledge Enabled Engineering, Simulation Driven Design
Application area: Aeronautics and Space
Time frame: 2005-2007
Funding: 6 MSEK
Research unit: Luleå University of Technology
Partners: Volvo Aero ABVINNOVA


  • Design management lessons learned from two studies in new product design
  • An activity based simulation approach to functional product development
  • Information driven collaborative engineering : enabling functional product innovation
  • Demands on engineering design culture for implementing functional products
  • Hardware design as a basis for functional product development
  • The design of functional (total care) products