Multidisciplinary analysis and product family optimization of front-loading washing machines

Sangjin Jung, Timothy W. Simpson

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Abstract

In the past decade, the market share of front-loading washing machines has seen explosive growth in the United States. As a result, many companies are now offering families of front-loading washing machines with a variety of features and options. Understanding the tradeoffs within these product families is challenging as existing research has focused primarily on a single disciplinary analysis (e.g., dynamic analysis, strength analysis); few models exist for cleanliness, reliability, energy efficiency, etc. In this paper, we introduce a new integrated multidisciplinary analysis using simulations, mathematical models, and response surface models based on the ratings of product attributes. In order to determine feasible design solutions for a front-loading washer family, we formulate a product family design problem using deviation functions and a product family penalty function. A multi-objective genetic algorithm is applied to solve the proposed formulation, and the results indicate that designers can successfully determine solutions for the best performance, most common, and compromise families of front-loading washers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850114
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2B-2016

Other

OtherASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period8/21/168/24/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Jung, S., & Simpson, T. W. (2016). Multidisciplinary analysis and product family optimization of front-loading washing machines. In 42nd Design Automation Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2B-2016). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2016-59520