Introducing Implementation Dependent Behavior Into Integrated Product Architecture Clustering

DS 97: Proceedings of the 21st International DSM Conference (DSM 2019), Monterey, California, September 23rd - 25th 2019

Year: 2019
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jintin Tran; Paulo Montijo
Author: Williamsson, David (1,2); Sellgren, Ulf (2)
Series: DSM
Institution: Scania CV AB & KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Section: Product Architecture Design
Page(s): 10
DOI number:
ISBN: 978-1-912254-06-4


We propose a new extended version of the previously introduced Integrated Modularization Methodology (IMM) that integrates technical complexity and business strategic concerns when clustering the architecture. The extended IMM (eIMM) adds physical interference and implementation dependent behavior into product architecture clustering. A presently developed battery electric truck is used as a test bench for studying if and how the product architecture DSM and eIMM approach may enable us to identify module candidates that are reasonable trade-offs between technical complexity, business strategies and physical interference. The presented case study indicates that eIMM is able to propose a modular product architecture without conflicting business strategies or intra-modular physical interferences, as well as reasonable module candidates from a technical complexity point of view.

Keywords: Product Architecting, Integrated Modularization, DSM, MFD, ASM.


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