A module-based thermal design approach for distributed product development

Kenichi Seki, Hidekazu Nishimura

研究成果: Article査読

16 被引用数 (Scopus)


Today, market demand for smaller, more powerful consumer electronics is rapidly posing a major challenge to product design. Several issues have been identified as major factors that affect the quality, cost, and delivery of product design in the so-called distributed design project. To address these concerns, a structured design method is needed. This paper proposes a design framework that can moderate inconsistent performance of system components (modules) resulting from a lack of communication between design sites. Module interconnection parameters at a system level are determined using the behavior-coupling matrix and work distribution matrix; initial design target values (ITVs) for system boundary conditions are provided for each module design. Our results show that system decomposition using ITVs offers a suitable framework for designing a product, considering the overall system behavior where each module is independently designed at different locations.

ジャーナルResearch in Engineering Design
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 10月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木構造工学
  • 建築
  • 機械工学
  • 産業および生産工学


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