TRIZ based Interface conflict resolving strategies for modular product architectures

Wessel Willems Wits, Thomas H.J. Vaneker

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In product development, the chosen product architecture often possesses characteristics of both modular and integral design. Within a modular architecture, a Function-Behavior-Structure (FBS) model has been applied to describe modules and their interfaces. To resolve emerging interface conflicts, several strategies based on both modular and integral action have been formulated. The strategies encompass TRIZ methods, as they focus strongly on product innovation. The purpose of the presented study is to combine TRIZ techniques and FBS modeling while trying to solve interface conflicts at a low level of abstraction. The interface conflict resolving strategies have been applied on an industrial case study successfully
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the TRIZ Future Conference
Editors Rizzi, C.
Place of PublicationBergamo, Italy
PublisherBergamo University Press
ISBN (Print)978-88-96333-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2010
EventTRIZ Future Conference 2010 - University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 3 Nov 20105 Nov 2010 (Past ETRIA conferences)


ConferenceTRIZ Future Conference 2010
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  • Design Methodology
  • Innovative Design
  • Product Development
  • FBS modeling
  • IR-77482
  • METIS-271798
  • TRIZ

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    Wits, W. W., & Vaneker, T. H. J. (2010). TRIZ based Interface conflict resolving strategies for modular product architectures. In Rizzi, C. (Ed.), Proceedings of the TRIZ Future Conference (pp. 37-42). Bergamo, Italy: Bergamo University Press.