Modelling-integrated product architectures: an aero engine component example
Paper in proceeding, 2019

A method to model functionally integrated product architectures is demonstrated on a static aero engine component. The scheme is based on concepts in set theory, graph theory and the creation of an enhanced function-means (EF-M) tree. Separate options for segmenting the component for manufacture affect these descriptions. Using the generated descriptions, implications for the chosen segmenting options are discussed with respect to overall functional satisfaction as well as functional realization at sections in the component. In addition to describing the architecture of integrated components, the description scheme might be utilized for studying product-feature integration opportunities facilitated by manufacturing techniques such as AM.

Aero engine structures

Integrated product architecture

Graph theory

Product architecture


Visakha Raja

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science

GKN Aerospace Services

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

2190-3018 (ISSN) 2190-3026 (eISSN)

Vol. 134 847-858

7th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2019
Bangalore, India,

Subject Categories

Embedded Systems

Computer Science

Computer Systems



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