A conceptual design model using Axiomatic Design and TRIZ
by Ruihong Zhang, Yanhong Liang
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2007

Abstract: To adapt to the increasingly rapid development in product design, a new computer-aided conceptual design model is highly desired. This paper proposes a novel conceptual design model that combines Axiomatic Design with Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). It first employs Axiomatic Design to build the functional-structure model of products. It then calls Independence Axiom to judge the rationality of the design. If the design is coupled or violates certain design constraint(s), then unexpected problem(s) may arise in the design. In this case, for reducing the complexity of design, this paper proposes to use analytic hierarchy process to calculate the coupling strengths. The designer can deal with the coupling elements according to the sequence of coupling strengths. For those strongly coupled elements, the model applies TRIZ in addressing these arising problems. The effectiveness of this model is demonstrated by an illustrative example.

Online publication date: Fri, 01-Dec-2006

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Product Development (IJPD):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com