Design for environment: An environmental analysis model for the modular design of products

Xueqing Qian, Hong C. Zhang

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Abstract

A quantitative environmental analysis methodology for the modular design was proposed. In order to get a comprehensive effect of all environmental criteria, fuzzy numbers were used to combine some uncertain judgements of decision makers with crisp numbers. This paper presents the modularity analysis which was done under the restriction of the function-structure mapping, and it includes the similarity and independence analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages114-119
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Boston MA, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CityBoston MA
Period05/19/0305/22/03

Keywords

  • Design for environment (DFE)
  • Environmental criteria
  • Fuzzy analytic hierarch process (FAHP)
  • Modular design
  • Modularity

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    Qian, X., & Zhang, H. C. (2003). Design for environment: An environmental analysis model for the modular design of products. 114-119. Paper presented at 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Boston MA, United States.