Reducing design complexity of multidisciplinary domain integrated products: a case study

Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker, Wessel Willems Wits, Frederikus J.A.M. van Houten

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Multidisciplinary product development is well known for the complexity of its design process. It is commonly addressed by domain integration and a modular design approach. The former, often resulting in smaller products and integrated functions, is characterized by a complex non-linear design process. The latter, which may not result in such integrated functions, has a simpler —usually linear— design process, resulting in novel solutions. This paper presents a method for reducing design complexity of Multidisciplinary Domain Integrated Products by decomposing the problem into modular structures. Computational synthesis techniques are used to solve the resulting modules. Printed Circuit Board design is used as case study, as it is well known for its complexity and highly integrated product functionalities.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationManufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier
Subtitle of host publicationThe 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems May 26–28, 2008, Tokyo, Japan
EditorsMamoru Mitsuishi, Kanji Ueda, Fumihiko Kimura
Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
ISBN (Print)9781848002661
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2008
Event41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2008: Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier - University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 26 May 200828 May 2008
Conference number: 41

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Conference41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2008
Abbreviated titleCIRP CMS


  • IR-71139
  • Domain integration - multidisciplinary design - complexity reduction - computational synthesis
  • METIS-254856

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