A co-evolution model for multi-domain association in product engineering

Tarek Al Geddawy

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Abstract

The back and forth changes in customer requirements, technology, manufacturing capabilities and product design are the main source of change dynamics in engineering design and manufacturing systems. These reciprocal changes are analogous to biological co-evolution, which occurs in nature. This paper presents a new method to study the co-evolution across multiple engineering domains using 'Cladistics', a hierarchical classification tool, to illustrate evolution hypothesis of related species, and results in a tree graph called 'Cladogram'. The new method obtains a co-evolution hypothesis after one cladistics analysis step that combines all studied market segments, plans, manufacturing systems, products, etc. in one general cladogram. The method is expandable to many engineering domains, and is used to capture knowledge from these domains then reuse it to synthesize new entities such as new products, new manufacturing systems, or new market segments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2015, ASEM 2015
EditorsE.-H. Ng, S. Long, A. Squires
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Management
Pages729-736
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510816022
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventInternational Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2015, ASEM 2015 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2015Oct 10 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2015, ASEM 2015

Other

OtherInternational Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2015, ASEM 2015
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period10/7/1510/10/15

Keywords

  • Association
  • Co-evolution
  • Product Design
  • Symbiosis
  • Symbiosis

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