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Modular Product Design: A Life-Cycle View

  title={Modular Product Design: A Life-Cycle View},
  author={John K. Gershenson and G. Jagganath Prasad and Srikanth Allamneni},
  journal={Trans. SDPS},
This paper discusses the incorporation of modularization into mechanical designs. The research uses a definition of modularity that incorporates the potential of modularity based not only on the form/function structure of a product but also life-cycle processes such as manufacture, assembly, service, and recycling. Modularization, due to the functional independence it creates, has been called the goal of good design. Industry has made an effort to modularize products to be flexible to the needs… 

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