A Multi-Dimensional Configuration Algorithm for Modular Product Architectures
Design Society: DESIGN Conference (1): 2405-2414 (2020)
Contribution to Conference
Cambridge University Press
With an increasing demand for product individualisation leading to increased product architecture complexity and -costs, modular kits are one common measure to cope with this issue. The management of such a modular kit as well as the methodical determination of a specific product variant is key to the manufacturer's success. As multiple influence factors need to be taken into account when configuring product variants, we propose a multi-dimensional geometric optimisation algorithm, allowing for prioritising varying customer demands and thereby determining the ideally balanced product variant.