Energy factor analysis in modular product

Qingdi Ke, Hongchao Zhang, Guangfu Liu, Bingbing Li

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Nowadays, due to the huge energy consumption, the energy-saving problems of the product have been emphasized with many designers. In this paper, informed by the modular design method, the total energy performance in modular product can be analyzed and separated into the energy performances of basic modules. And with the physical analysis of basic modules, the energy equations are established with the band graphs theory. Then, the physical parameters, which could influence the energy consumption, are identified as "energy factor". Thus, the energy consumption of the modules could be optimized with adjusting design factors, and the energy-saving design scheme for the whole product is obtained in the optimized model. Finally, the model and the method in this paper are demonstrated by an instance of the crank block pump.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Electronics Engineering III
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Event2011 3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, ICMEE 2011 - Hefei, China
Duration: Sep 23 2011Sep 25 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2011 3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, ICMEE 2011


  • Bond graphs
  • Energy factor
  • Energy-saving
  • Modular product


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