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TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS OF SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE MODULARITY USING DESIGN STRUCTURE MATRIX

Roozbeh Sanaei, Kevin Otto, Katja Holtta-Otto, Jianxi Luo

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES AND COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION IN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2015, VOL 2B | AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Product modularity has been the subject of considerable research and debate in last decade. Various metrics have been proposed in design community to measure the level of modularity and various procedures have been developed to search for ideal modular architectures. These procedures are based on either manual heuristics or computer clustering algorithms. Both approaches are aimed at finding more ideal architectures by optimizing a definition of modularity. However, different desirable criteria are often in conflict with each other and improving one criteria is not feasible without a compromising effect on another. Here, we propose a procedure to find non-dominated optimal architectures wher..

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