A new method for evaluating design dependencies in product architectures

Oyku Asikoglu, Timothy W. Simpson

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Market pressure to provide increased product variety and additional features remains a constant challenge for many manufacturing companies. Increasing the number of features in a product leads to additional components in the architecture, which leads to more design dependencies. Creating flexible product architectures has become important to be able to minimize the design dependency and redesign efforts to allow companies to respond the market faster. Measuring the design dependencies in a product architecture is difficult and often a subjective process. This study proposes a new method to objectively define design dependencies in a product architecture and can also be used as a metric for comparison between different product architectures as demonstrated in the case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781600869303
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2012Sep 19 2012

Publication series

Name12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference

Other

Other12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period9/17/129/19/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Asikoglu, O., & Simpson, T. W. (2012). A new method for evaluating design dependencies in product architectures. In 12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference (12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-5660