Identifying Modular and Integrative Systems and Their Impact on Design Team Interactions

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Manuel E. Sosa

Technology Management Area, INSEAD, 77305 Fontainebleau, France e-mail: manuel.sosa@insead.edu

Steven D. Eppinger

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA 02142 e-mail: eppinger@mit.edu

Craig M. Rowles

Advanced Engine Program, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, CT 06107 e-mail: rowlescm@pweh.com

J. Mech. Des 125(2), 240-252 (Jun 11, 2003) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1564074 History: Received July 01, 2000; Revised October 01, 2002; Online June 11, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Design , Teams
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Internal and external system design interfaces
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Large commercial aircraft engine
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Design interface matrix
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Re-ordered design interface matrix
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Frequency distribution of design interfaces of the externals and controls system
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Frequency distribution of design interfaces of the mechanical components system
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Frequency distribution of cross-system design interfaces of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) system
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Team interaction matrix
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Comparing design interfaces and team interactions
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Resultant matrix. Legend: X: Design interface with no team interaction; O: Team interaction with no design interface; #: Both design interface and team interaction; * : Diagonal elements (meaningless).
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Results of the resultant matrix



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