Design modularisation: a systems engineering based methodology for enhanced product realisation
thesisposted on 13.06.2006 by Russell Marshall
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This thesis contains product design modularisation and its potential for meeting manufacturing and marketing needs. The premiss is that product manufacturing organisations have failed to take advantage of the full potential, taking a reactive approach to modularisation within their product architecture and subsequent manufacture. The aims of this thesis are to develop a systems level framework for product and process integration, develop a strcutured methodology for design modularisation and finally, evaluate modularity through case analysis and software modelling.