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Inside TRIZ

Young Ju KangJuly 2009

Young Ju Kang

This month's Inside TRIZ article come from TRIZCON2009. The author, Young Ju Kang, is a senior research engineer from Hyundai Motors. TRIZ covers several areas of R&D projects. Usually it is used for patent circumvention, system and process improvement, cost reduction and new development of products. There are several steps for solving problems. All the categories of TRIZ need an analytical stage.

The most popular tool for analysis is function analysis (FA). If the system is stable and existing, FA is very powerful method for understanding system. But if the project is for New Development of the System or technical forecasting, it is not suitable to use FA directly. In this paper, new modeling method will be discussed for new product development.

Automotive industry is one of the most competitive areas and there are several technical issues like global warming and depletion of crude oil. Also the period for developing new car becomes shorter and shorter. This situation makes car industry desires more efficient innovation and it is why Hyundai-Motors introduced TRIZ into their R&D parts.

TRIZ covers several areas of R&D projects. Usually it is used for patent circumvention, system and process improvement, cost reduction, and new development of products. There are several steps for solving problem. All the categories of TRIZ need analytical stage.

The most popular tool for analysis is function analysis (FA). If the system is stable and existing, FA is very powerful method for understanding system. But if the project is for New Development of the System or technical forecasting, it is not suitable to use FA directly. In this paper, new modeling method will be discussed for new product development.

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