Venkat Allada

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This paper presents the status of an ongoing project to develop a comprehensive suite of test problems suitable for comparing methods for scale-based product platform design. Despite a growing body of work in the area, there is no adequate set of testbed example problems for product platform design and benchmarking. A lack of consensus as to exactly what(More)
Increasing manufacturing competition has necessitated simultaneous design of multiple products. Various design strategies such as Design for Variety (DfV) and product family design have become critical in this respect. This paper provides a new generic approach, which combines aspects of function architecting, multi-objective optimization, and multi agent(More)
End-of-life product disassembly is an important process that makes the parts of a product available for diŒerent material and part recycling processes at end of its useful life. However, the e ciency of the disassembly process greatly aŒects the economics of meeting the environmental goals set for the product. An important determinant of the e ciency of(More)
The increased scrutiny of a product’s effects on the environment has led industry to embrace Environment Conscious Design and Manufacture (ECDM) practices. Disassembly of a product at the end of its useful life is an integral part of the ECDM paradigm. Disassembly facilitates the end-of-product life options such as recycling, remanufacture, reuse and safe(More)
The objective of this paper is to understand and study sustainable product development using a systems approach. In the real world, artifacts interact with each other to form a web structure (known as artifact system (AS)), which has its own laws of evolution. Specifically, this paper focuses on development of “Factor X” model to study the diffusion of(More)
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