Title

Integrated Function Structure and Object-Oriented Design Framework

Editor(s)

Wortmann, H. and Jagdev, H. S.

Abstract

Function structure is a popular product design approach in the mechanical design world. However, it does not currently provide an object-oriented design method for design of a product's software system. Also, function structure is limited in identifying supporting mechanisms for individual physical components. The proposed integrated function structure and object-oriented design framework improves the function structure approach, and provides methods of generating variant and common components for the product family. This framework integrates the function structure, object model, and system architecture to explore the development of products requiring the interplay of physical and software elements concurrently. Many classes of products could benefit from this approach. We present in this paper a virtual prototyping tool for conceptual design leveraging on the proposed framework and demonstrating its usage and advantages.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Second Department

Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

Concept Design; Function Structure; Object-Oriented Design; Product Family Design

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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