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A method for structure sharing to enhance resource effectiveness

Chakrabarti, Amaresh and Singh, Vishal (2007) A method for structure sharing to enhance resource effectiveness. In: Journal of Engineering Design, 18 (1). pp. 73-91.

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Structure sharing is said to be observed in a product when more than one function is performed by the same structure at the same time and it is claimed to make a product more resource effective. While understood at an intuitive level, however, and although some initial measures are mooted, unless the concepts of structure sharing and resource effectiveness are understood at a more concrete level, their relationships are hard to establish, and harder to instil in a product. Being able to develop measures of, and relationships between, these two concepts should help develop products that are better structure-shared and resource-effective, and hence more innovative yet competitive. This is because structure-shared products are often considered more innovative than non-structure-shared products, and being more resource effective should amount to being simpler and less expensive. The goal of this paper is to develop a method for assessing resource effectiveness and structure sharing in a product, and enhancing resource effectiveness through structure sharing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Engineering Design
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Keywords: Structure sharing;Resource effectiveness;Simplicity; Integration;Cost
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 14:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11436

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