A Tool for Computer-Aided Generation of Modularized Conceptual DesignsIIE Annual Conference (2008)
At the conceptual design stage, only few computational tools exist that aid designers to generate quality designs. The proposed methodology aims at generating robust computerized conceptual designs by incorporating Modularity, Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Variety (DFV) principles at the conceptual stage. Resulting conceptual design offers highest ease of assembly, and is composed of modules such that future changes in customer needs are easily satisfied by replacing minimum modules. This research paper illustrates the working methodology with the
help of a case study example involving the design of a mounting system for holding a variable message sign (VMS).
- conceptual design,
- design variety
Citation InformationSaraj Gupta, Jenna Baird and Gül E. Kremer. "A Tool for Computer-Aided Generation of Modularized Conceptual Designs" IIE Annual Conference (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gul-kremer/160/