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A Fuzzy Method for Propagating Functional Architecture Constraints to Physical Architecture

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Eric Bonjour

AS2M Department, FEMTO-ST Institute, UMR CNRS 6174-UFC/ENSMM/UTBM, 24 rue Alain Savary, Besancon 25000, Franceebonjour@ens2m.fr

Samuel Deniaud

 UTBM/M3M, Belfort Cedex 90010, Francesamuel.deniaud@utbm.fr

Maryvonne Dulmet

AS2M Department, FEMTO-ST Institute, UMR CNRS 6174-UFC/ENSMM/UTBM, 24 rue Alain Savary, Besancon 25000, Francemdulmet@ens2m.fr

Ghassen Harmel

AS2M Department, FEMTO-ST Institute, UMR CNRS 6174-UFC/ENSMM/UTBM, 24 rue Alain Savary, Besancon 25000, Francegharmel@ens2m.fr

J. Mech. Des 131(6), 061002 (Apr 28, 2009) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3116253 History: Received September 13, 2007; Revised February 27, 2009; Published April 28, 2009

Modular product design has received great attention for about 10 years, but few works have proposed tools to either jointly design the functional and physical architectures or propagate the impact of evolutions from one domain to another. In this paper, we present a new method supporting the product architecture design. In new product development situations or in re-engineering projects, system architects could use this method in the early design stages to predetermine cohesive modules and integrative elements and to simulate a domain architecture by propagating architecture choices from another domain. To illustrate our approach, we present an industrial case study concerning the design of a new automobile powertrain.

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Propagation method

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Coupling a couple of SF and a couple of PC

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Propagating the (SFi, SFj) interaction

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Interaction propagation through attributes

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Proposed fuzzy treatment

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The engine SF DSM

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The engine SF-PC incidence matrix

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Simulated PC architecture

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Real PC architecture

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