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A Quantitative Similarity Metric for Design-by-Analogy

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Daniel A. McAdams

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409-0050e-mail: dmcadams@umr.edu

Kristin L. Wood

Manufacturing and Design Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1063e-mail: wood@mail.utexas.edu

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 173-182 (May 16, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1475317 History: Received May 01, 2000; Online May 16, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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The process of relating the customer need of “low maintenance” to functions for a hand sander
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Normalization process: (a) original function-product matrix Φ, (b) equalizing product importance, (c) determining average number of functions per product, and (d) scaling for product complexity to get the final matrix N
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A graphical interpretation of the product functional similarity projection
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The functional model of the pickup winder
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An alpha prototype of the pickup winder
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The vegetable peeler layout architecture as adapted to the winder

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