Project lead: Prof. Cees Bil, School of Engineering
The aim of the project is to invite the director of the Aircraft Systems Design Laboratory (ADSL) at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to discuss their experience, lessons learned and outcomes of the use of their facility and to obtain good ideas/suggestions for the establishment of such a facility at RMIT University. Furthermore, to fund a small project to put together a proposal, including costings, of such a facility, making use of preliminary work already conducted with the School of Engineering.
This project is supported by the Global Business Innovation ECP, in conjunction with Design and Creative Practice ECP and Information and Systems (Engineering) ECP.
The Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, established a Collaborative Design Environment more than two decades ago. It has been applied to many complex problems and grand challenges, so a good reason to invite the Director, Professor Dimitri Mavris, to RMIT University to give some insights in the operation and practical application of this facility.
The presentation identified some of the challenges faced by designers and presented some of the key enablers that contribute to the generation and synthesis of knowledge and the formulation of informed decisions. It discussed the benefits to analysts and decision makers of enablers such as Collaborative Design Facilities in the context of Engineering Design. The ADSL facility is organised in two environments:
The lecture was concluded with an example demonstration on Environmentally Responsible Aviation and GT Smart Campus Initiative. The presentation was concluded with a discussion on the establishment of such a facility at RMIT University.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer