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A SYSTEMATIC QUALITATIVE COMPARISON OF FIVE APPROACHES TO MODULARITY

A SYSTEMATIC QUALITATIVE COMPARISON OF FIVE APPROACHES TO MODULARITY

Year: 2010

Section: DESIGN PROCESSES

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: Borjesson, F.

Section: DESIGN PROCESSES

Pages: 147-156

Abstract

An approach to modularity is used to mean the method by which a modular architecture is defined. This paper presents a method by which such approaches can be compared, incorporating both academic and experience-based criteria. The proposed method, based on dendrograms, is applied on MFD, Component-based DSM, Heuristics, and two derived approaches. Derived approaches seem to offer improvements, but also introduce new disadvantages which are absent in the methods on which they build.

Keywords: modular function deployment, design structure matrix, heuristics, design for X, qualitative comparison

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