Multicriteria optimization in product platform design

Sigurd A. Nelson, Matthew B. Parkinson, Panos Y. Papalambros

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Abstract

A product platform is a set of common components, modules or parts from which a stream of derivative products can be created. Product platform design requires selection of the shared parts and assessment of the potential sacrifices in individual product performance that result from parts sharing. A multicriteria optimization problem can be formulated to study such decisions in a quantitative manner at the product performance level. Studying the Pareto sets that correspond to various derivative products leads to a systematic methodology for design decision making. Design of a nail gun platform is used to illustrate the concepts presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Volume123
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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