Title

Decomposition in design of products and systems

Document Type

Conference Paper

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings of Manufacturing International - MI '92, March 29, 1992 - April 1

Conference Location

Dallas, TX, USA

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to discusses a decomposition method for the identification of design agents with the minimum 'interaction density.' The design problem is represented with a constraint variable incidence matrix. The decomposition strategy used is dependent on the structure of the incidence matrix. The constraint-based decomposition can be used in routine and non-routine design. It allows to detect the critical interactions among functions and features, redundant constraints, and inconsistencies. The decomposition simplifies the computational task and reduces the design cycle. The concepts presented in the paper are illustrated with an example of the poppet relief valve design.

Keywords

Sustainability

Published Article/Book Citation

Proceedings of Manufacturing International - MI '92, March 29, 1992 - April 1, Dallas, TX, USA, 1992.

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http://ir.uiowa.edu/mie_pubs/53