A comparison of practical and computational approaches to design modular product architecture for products with medium complexity: A case study on computer numerical control machine

Ayushman Choudhuri, Pankaj Upadhyay, Abhishek Yevalkar

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Abstract

A typical methodology for product architecture design of complex products using Design Structure Matrix (DSM) uses a “bottom-up” approach where an algorithm suggests the ideal cluster of components. In the current research, we use a manual “top-down” approach to generate a modular product architecture for medium complexity product. We used a typical computational tool called IGTA for the “bottom-up” approach but found that the algorithm does not produce results which are practically applicable. A manual approach based on critical observation of the functional diagram of the product, product interactions, and verification of the modules using a Design Structure Matrix is more suitable. The paper compares the results of both approaches for the same product architecture considering a case study of a moving gantry based double-actuated Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. It is reported that manual “top-down” approaches are more suitable for medium complexity products than algorithmic bottom-up approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch into Design for a Connected World - Proceedings of ICoRD 2019 Volume 1
EditorsAmaresh Chakrabarti
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages735-744
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811359736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2019 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 09-01-201911-01-2019

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume134
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2019
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period09-01-1911-01-19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Choudhuri, A., Upadhyay, P., & Yevalkar, A. (2019). A comparison of practical and computational approaches to design modular product architecture for products with medium complexity: A case study on computer numerical control machine. In A. Chakrabarti (Ed.), Research into Design for a Connected World - Proceedings of ICoRD 2019 Volume 1 (pp. 735-744). (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; Vol. 134). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5974-3_64