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dc.contributor.supervisor Peng, Qingjin (Mechanical Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Liu, Yunhui
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-12T20:28:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-12T20:28:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32027
dc.description.abstract Product adaptability is the capability to adjust a product by adding/replacing its constitu-ents for different applications. To acquire this capability, a product should be a modular structure that can form different modular combinations. The purpose of this thesis is pro-posing a design method to develop such products. The method includes the following characteristics: a product essentially implements its applications by providing proper ac-tions/reactions to interact with its surrounding conditions; such actions/reactions can be used to develop the subsystems of a product by building energy-flow or force-path con-nections; optional modules can be separated from the subsystems that contain optional applications; all modules are arranged as an open architecture to provide space and inter-face for each optional module; and each module is endued with the principal content of actions/reactions, inside energy flows or force paths, space, and interfaces constraints, so that it can be physically formed through a dual-domain formation process. Following this method, a multi-purpose electric vehicle (MEV) is developed. Adaptability Efficacy (AE) is proposed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. en_US
dc.publisher Development of an open-architecture electric vehicle using adaptable design en_US
dc.publisher Improvement of product adaptability by efficient module interactions en_US
dc.subject Adaptability, Modularization, Product design, Module formation en_US
dc.title Hierarchical modularization and dual-domain formation for product adaptability en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Chen, Ying (Biosystems Engineering) Wu, Nan (Mechanical Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2017 en_US


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