HANDLING UNDESIRED FUNCTIONS DURING CONCEPTUAL DESIGN - A STATE - AND STATE -TRANSITION - BASED APPROACH
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Bruch, C.
Section: DESIGN INFORMATION SYSTEMS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Page(s): 827 - 832
This paper presents a concept for identifying and processing undesired functions, originating from principle solutions, during conceptual design. Undesired functions affect a product either by reducing its intended input or by producing undesired outputs and can be processed either by determining and optimizing their distribution function or by finding inverse, consecutive or compensation functions to them. The process of handling undesired functions is modeled by its states and the according state transitions. Object patterns and process patterns are used for representing the declarative and the procedural knowledge respectively.