Function-to-form mapping in design synthesis taking sustainable manufacturing issues into consideration

Yunpeng Li, Utpal Roy

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Abstract

The function-to-form (F-T-F) mapping methodology provides a generic reasoning mechanism used in early design synthesis process to help designer map functional requirements of a product to a physical form (product) by optimally composing a set of pre-defined artifacts to satisfy the given physical constraints and design goals. The objective of this paper is to develop an integrated function-to-form technique that incorporates environmental constraints and other sustainable manufacturing issues into a previous function-toform mapping framework. Since sustainability is considered as a global constraint for any product, a top-down design strategy and an assembly-centric product representation are needed for the product's global evaluation and optimization. In this paper, it is proposed to integrate the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques into the function-to-form mapping framework for considering the assemblability, manufacturability and other issues related to the product's environmental impacts in its early design stage. A case study has been presented as a proofof- concept of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855850
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2 A

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

Keywords

  • Design synthesis
  • Function-to-form mapping
  • Sustainable manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Li, Y., & Roy, U. (2013). Function-to-form mapping in design synthesis taking sustainable manufacturing issues into consideration. In 33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference [V02AT02A052] (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2 A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12541