An Information Theoretic Method for Developing Modular Architectures Using Genetic Algorithms

@inproceedings{Yu2005AnIT,
  title={An Information Theoretic Method for Developing Modular Architectures Using Genetic Algorithms},
  author={Tian-Li Yu and Ali A. Yassine and David E. Goldberg},
  year={2005}
}
Designing modular products can result in many benefits to both manufacturers and consumers. The development of modular products requires the identification of highly interactive groups of elements and arranging (i.e., clustering) them into modules. However, no rigorous clustering technique can be found in engineering design literature. This paper uses the design structure matrix (DSM) to visualize the product architecture and to develop the basic building blocks required for the identification… CONTINUE READING