The relationship between functions and requirements for an improved detection of component linkages

P. Boersting*, R. Keller, T. Alink, C. M. Eckert, A. Albers, P. J. Clarkson

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Abstract

Functional product models in design so far were built up by asking for the main function of a product first and then breaking the main function down into sub-functions, until an appropriate level of granularity was reached. A problem of this approach is that a product often provides even more functions which are not subordinate to the main function. This paper presents an approach how these functions can be captured in a reliable and structured way, using the requirements of a product as a superstructure. The improvements of this new approach are demonstrated by predicting change propagation based on an improved functional product model and comparing it to the results of a change prediction using the conventional functional product model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference
Pages309-316
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 200822 May 2008

Conference

Conference10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period19/05/0822/05/08

Keywords

  • Component linkages
  • Functional product models
  • Requirements

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