Solution Space Engineering

Our research group focuses on the distributed development of technical systems. Solution Space Engineering aims to improve development efficiency and to manage system complexity caused by interaction of many components and development teams. The basic idea is to break down requirements quantitatively from the system level to subsystem or component level in order to provide guidance for design. Requirements are expressed as so-called solution spaces for design variables that represent admissible sets of designs. As long as design variables stay within solution spaces, the overall system requirements are satisfied. Solution Space Engineering offers a systematic procedure for the development of technical systems in the presence of system complexity and multidisciplinarity.

Focuses of research are both theoretical development and the practical application of Solution Space Engineering, containing:

  • Concept Design
  • Cost Management
  • Dynamics of Mechanical and Mechatronical Systems
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Driving Dynamics
  • Product Family Design


Solution Space Engineering is explained in an example for Design Space Exploration in the video:


Brief introduction to Solution Space Engineering: Zm2020_DSM_SSE_20-10-13a