|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, December 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||GTMI Building, 201|
|TITLE:||A Design Method For Product Family Configuration with Spatial Layout Constraints|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. David Rosen, Chair (ME)
Dr. Roger Jiao (ME)
Dr. Katherine Fu (ME)
The use of product platforms facilitates product variety and reductions in cost and lead times, enabling companies to compete in the global marketplace. A common platform allows companies to generate variety by adding, removing, or substituting modules within products to target a specific market. Configuration design methods are used to identify product platforms based on a set of components and their relationships in a product. The physical locations and spatial requirements of components within a product can influence the physical layout of other members within the product family. This can lead to difficulty in obtaining the desired variety and spatial layout of components.