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An analysis of decomposition approach applications in design engineering & suggestions for improvement

An analysis of decomposition approach applications in design engineering & suggestions for improvement

Year: 2013

Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini

Author: Ma, Junfeng; Kremer, Gul

Series: ICED

Institution: The Pennsylvania State University, United States of America

Pages: 389-398

ISBN: 978-1-904670-47-6

ISSN: 2220-4334

Abstract

Modular design attracts great attention because of widely implementation in industry and academe. The benefits of modular design include shorter assembly process, easier manufacturing and cheaper maintenance. The modular design also connects both the gains of standardization and customizations since it can reponse to market requirements rapidly. Therefore, many authors concentrate on developing modular design methods. The most widely used method is decomposition approach and one of this type method is classic decomposition approach which proposed by Huang and Kusiak in 1998. Classic decomposition approach provides a new perspective of modular design with designer's desire taken into account, however, there are still some potential improvements for this approach. In this paper, we figure out several limitations of CDA (classic decomposition approach) first and then the revised algorithm is offered regarding to some of these limitations.

Keywords: Design engineering, design methodology, product architecture, modular design, decomposition approach

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