Design Reuse in Product Development Modeling, Analysis and Optimization

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World Scientific, 2008 - Business & Economics - 313 pages
Efficient management of product information is vital for manufacturing enterprises in this information age. Considering the proliferation of product information, tight production schedules, and intense market competition, human intelligence alone cannot meet the requirements of efficient product development. Technologies and tools that support information management are urgently needed. This volume presents the design reuse methodology to support product development. Significant efforts have been made to create an intelligent and optimal design environment by incorporating the contemporary technologies in product family design, artificial intelligence, neural networks, information theories, etc. This volume covers both theoretical topics and implementation strategies, with detailed case studies to help readers gain an insight in areas such as product information modeling, information analysis, engineering optimization, production cost estimation, and product performance evaluation.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Design Reuse Systems and Enabling Tools
27
3 Product Information Modeling
51
4 Design of Product Platform
81
5 Optimization in Product Design
113
6 Cost Estimation in Product Development
153
7 Product Performance Evaluation
175
8 A Product Family Design Reuse Methodology
205
9 Design Reuse for Embodiment and Detailed Design
237
Bibliography
273
Index
293
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