DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11458-8
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Abstract: Abstract Identification of the product platform is a key step in designing a family of products. This article presents a methodology for selecting the product platform by using information obtained from the individual optimization of the product variants. Under the assumption that the product variety requires only mild design changes, a performance deviation vector is derived by taking into consideration individual optimal designs and sensitivities of functional requirements. Commonality decisions are based o…

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