Modularization of novel machines: motives, means and opportunities
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of NordDesign 2010, the 8th International NordDesign Conference: Chalmers University of Technology,Gothenburg, Sweden, August 25-27, 2010, 2010, 435-444 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Modularization approaches are often used to restructure mature products with known technical content, but not to assist new development of products with a high innovation content or soft interactive requirements. This paper investigates if various clustering techniques can be used to identify module candidates in matrix representations of evolving product properties, including interactive properties, and component architectures. The proposed approach is tested on the hybrid drive train of a novel forwarder. Forwarders are used in the forestry industry to transport logs from the felling area to a landing area close to a road accessible by trucks. Continuous efficiency improvements, new emission requirements, and the need to configure machine for different applications stresses the need for a modular product architecture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 435-444 p.
DSM, forwarder, hybrid technology, new development, dendrogram
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96489ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84859899408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-96489DiVA: diva2:530888
8th International NordDesign Conference, NordDesign 2010; Goteborg; Sweden; 25 August 2010 through 27 August 2010
QC 201206052012-06-052012-06-052014-09-02Bibliographically approved