Masters Theses

Abstract

"Decreasing time and costs is a major objective in many businesses today. Including modularity in the early design phases can effectively decrease time spent on and costs associated with a project. The task of identifying modules within a product early in the design process (when decisions are less expensive) is made less daunting by using the techniques of functional modeling and module heuristics. The two papers that form this thesis discuss the results of the efforts to verify the module heuristics on large products. Observations on needed modifications to the functional modeling technique and original module heuristics are reported along with an investigation of using potential risk statements to formulate modules"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Stone, Robert B.

Committee Member(s)

Landers, Robert G.
Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Validating module heuristics on large scale products
  • Research approach: verify the module heuristics on large products

Pagination

xi, 58 pages

Rights

© 2009 Rachel Marie Day, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heuristic programming
Modularity (Engineering)
New products
Product management

Thesis Number

T 9481

Print OCLC #

436084204

Electronic OCLC #

318459392

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