Thinking Aeronautical Manufacturing and Design Together (industry 4.0)

The construction of complex objects, such as an aircraft, requires the creation of a dedicated industrial system. By industrial system, we mean all the material and immaterial means used to build the object (labor, machines, factories, etc.). Classically, this means of production is defined after that the design of the product. In other words, the specifications of the product are the requirements of the industrial system. The drawback of this approach is that the industrial system can inherit blocking constraints that could be easily removed by changing the design of the product. Therefore, it is useful to define a global framework for designing both the product and its industrial system.


  • Cédric Pralet, Stéphanie Roussel, Thomas Polacsek, François Boussière, Claude Cuiller, Pierre- Eric Dereux, Stéphane Kersuzan, Marc Lelay, A Scheduling Tool for Bridging the Gap Between Aircraft Design and Aircraft Manufacturing. Proceedings of ICAPS'18 2018
  • François Bouissiere, Claude Cuiller, Pierre-Eric Dereux, Stephane Kersuzan, Thomas Polacsek, Cédric Pralet, Stephanie Roussel, Co-engineering in aeronautics? The A320 forward section case study. 9th European Congress Embedded Real Time Software and Systems. ERTS2'18 2018
  • Thomas Polacsek, Stéphanie Roussel, François Bouissiere, Claude Cuiller, Pierre-Eric Dereux and Stephane Kersuzan, Towards thinking manufacturing and design together: an aeronautical case study 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling (ER'17), 2017.