"The function structure method is commonly used in mechanical product design. Although a function structure allows defining all the functions of the components of a product and their interactions, it does not have an effective architecture for the software design of a mechatronic product. An integrated function structure and object-oriented design framework was recently developed to overcome this disadvantage. In this thesis, the implementation of this framework to design several products in different categories, including an inkjet printer, and electric screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner, is discussed. The design results obtained using the new framework are compared to the design results obtained using the traditional function structure method. This study shows that, by encompassing both a function model and an object model, the new framework has advantages over the conventional approach for the conceptual design of a product and provides a good communication tool for a team of engineers from multiple disciplines"--Abstract, page iii.
Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)
Liu, Xiaoqing Frank
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 37 pages
© 2010 Qiong Gao, All rights reserved.
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Computer integrated manufacturing systems
Engineering design -- Methodology
Object-oriented methods (Computer science)
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Gao, Qiong, "Implementation of integrated function structure and object-oriented design framework" (2010). Masters Theses. 130.
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