Title: A product-model supporting coupling's management during microproduct design

Authors: M. Museau, A. De Grave, C. Masclet, H. Paris

Addresses: G-SCOP Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46, av Felix Viallet – 38031 Grenoble Cedex, France. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark. ' G-SCOP Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46, av Felix Viallet – 38031 Grenoble Cedex, France. ' G-SCOP Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46, av Felix Viallet – 38031 Grenoble Cedex, France

Abstract: Microproducts show specificities compared to macroproducts and their design processes differ. Nowadays, existing design tools manage microproduct specificities too late during the design process, only after the first product representation is available. This article presents a product-model able to represent microproducts during the design flow, taking into account their specificities and exceeding the limits of product representation in actual design tools. The genericity of this model is demonstrated by the instantiation of a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) radio frequency (RF) switch.

Keywords: microproducts; integrated design; product modelling; MEMS RF switch; product design; product representation; microelectromechanical systems; radio frequency switches; product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2009.030820

International Journal of Design Engineering, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.398 - 413

Available online: 07 Jan 2010 *

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