Product modularity to jointly address functional and ecological requirements in the early design stage

Myeon Gyu Jeong, James R. Morrison, Hyo Won Suh

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Abstract

Product modular architecture plays an important role in determining the environmental performance in the early design phase. Although methods have been developed to support modular product design for the environment, there are no integrated methods to address functionality and environmental performance jointly. We propose a method to support the selection of a modular architecture for products that considers both functionality and environmental performance in the early design phase. We incorporate the perspective of dozens of environmental strategies in developing implicative interaction types and scoring guidelines for modularization. The function-behavior-structure-life scenario (FBSL) representation is proposed to standardize the required information in this study. The relationship between product components is enumerated in a numerical design structure matrix (NDSM). A matrix synthesis method that considers all interaction types individually and then integrates them to obtain a good clustering addressing the objectives simultaneously is developed. We demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach on a vehicle air purifying system (VAPS) in case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation for a Sustainable Future, CASE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages33-38
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381833
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Aug 24 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period08/24/1508/28/15

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