Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2008 Vol.3, No.1

 

 

Title: R&D task programming of electromechanical product in networked manufacturing environment

 

Author: Liu Tianhu, Chen Xin, Chen Xindu, Zou Xiangjun

 

Addresses:
College of Engineering, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou 510642, China.
Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510090, China.
Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510090, China.
College of Engineering, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou 510642, China

 

Abstract: An interface matrix based on coarse programming and Design Structure Matrix (DSM) based on fine programming, integrated two phases programming framework, is put forward. Interface matrix based on coarse programming defines an interface matrix according to the interface relation of parts, and then transforms interface matrix based on the rule of interface number first, so as to aggregate interacted parts together. DSM based on fine programming transforms interacted interface matrix into DSM according to the time constraint of tasks, and then partitions DSM, so as to decompose task group into independent tasks, decoupled tasks and coupling tasks. Simulation and case study indicate that when the density of unclear interfaces is low, such a programming method can lessen the size of part group evidently.

 

Keywords: electromechanical products; interface matrix; design structure matrix; DSM; project programming; R&D; research and development; networked manufacturing.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2008.015910

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2008 Vol.3, No.1, pp.3 - 17

 

Available online: 02 Dec 2007

 

 

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