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Tree-Based Dependency Analysis in Decomposition and Re-decomposition of Complex Design Problems

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Li Chen, Zhendong Ding, Simon Li

Design and Manufacturing Integration Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 5 King’s College Road, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G8

J. Mech. Des 127(1), 12-23 (Mar 02, 2005) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1778185 History: Received July 01, 2003; Revised January 01, 2004; Online March 02, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Re-decomposition in the conventional approaches
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Re-decomposition in the two-phase method
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Two function components of the dependency analysis
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Illustration of different binary trees for the same incidence matrix
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Results for the example matrix after tree construction
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Results for the example matrix after branch node sequencing
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Results for the example matrix after tree branch association
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Results for the example matrix after tree association
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Schematic of a poppet relief valve
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Incidence matrices of the valve system in the TDA
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Selected decomposition solutions with different numbers of blocks
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Incidence matrices of the powertrain system in the TDA
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Selected decomposition solutions with different numbers of blocks (1)
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Selected decomposition solutions with different numbers of blocks (2)

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