Platform concept development within the integrated PKT-Approach
International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED DS 80-07 (7): 73-82 (2015-07)
Contribution to Conference
The development of modular product structures and platforms for product families is used more and more in companies to cope with the increasing complexity. Both approaches, modules and platforms, contain the definition of a certain degree of reusable elements which leads to a reduction of the internal variety, e.g. a reduced number of parts. The integrated PKT-approach is a method toolkit including different combinable method units supporting the development of modular product structures with reduced internal variety. The aim of this paper is to include the specific development of product platform concepts and the evaluation of different concepts regarding complexity costs into the integrated PKT-approach on an exemplary product family.
Integrated product development