DS 48: Proceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2008
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Osman, K.; Bojcetic ,N.; Marjanovic, D.
Section: Product family design
Page(s): 465 - 474


This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the roles of module, modularity and modularization. This paper’s objective is to propose engineering methods for more rational engineering activities base on the idea of modularization and design for reuse. The basic goal of the research is to help the designer in the conception and design of a design solution, reduce the time of preparation of design documents, and thus reduce the overall product development costs. In this paper it is need to research possibility of development cooling generator product family based on modular architecture. For this purpose it is used Modular Function Deployment method [Erixon, 1998.], consisting of five main steps and which describe structuring products in modules. The method analyzes the functional requirements for a product and determines the technical solution and modular concept, and consists of the following steps: clarify customer requirements, technical solutions, define possible modules, evaluate concepts and improve each module.

Keywords: modular architecture, product, modular function deployment, cooling generator


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