Value-driven design using discipline-based decomposition for a family of front-loading washing machines

Sangjin Jung, Timothy W. Simpson, Christina Bloebaum

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Abstract

In order to determine target market and price, and design products/components for a family of front-loading washing machines, the coordination for decision-making from the corporate level down to the product and ultimately component levels is required. However, existing design research for many products focuses on analyzing single or multiple disciplines, even though optimizing local performance does not guarantee minimizing total cost at the product line level or maximizing value at the company level. In this work, we apply a multi-level value-driven design (VDD) approach to optimize a family of front-loading washing machines using a discipline-based decomposition. The VDD solutions obtained using disciplinebased decomposition (DD) are compared with those obtained using product-based decomposition (PD). Consequently, the multi-level VDD approach based on DD for the washer family provides better performance for attributes than PD, but we observed that DD for the washer family does not guarantee maximizing the value function compared to PD because of the larger numbers of subsystems and consistency-related variables. Ongoing and future work to address this problem are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication43rd Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858134
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2B-2017

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

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., & Bloebaum, C. (2017). Value-driven design using discipline-based decomposition for a family of front-loading washing machines. In 43rd Design Automation Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2B-2017). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC201767631