DOI: 10.1115/1.4035054
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Abstract: Modular design is an effective approach to shorten lead-time and reduce cost for development of complex products and systems (CoPS). Because the physical details of the product are not available at the conceptual design stage, considerations in the downstream product development phases such as manufacturing and assembly cannot be used for partition of modules at the conceptual design stage. Since design solution at the conceptual design stage can be modeled by functions and relationships among these functions …

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