Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design

Methods & Applications

  • Timothy W. Simpson
  • Jianxin (Roger) Jiao
  • Zahed Siddique
  • Katja Hölttä-Otto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang, Timothy W. Simpson
    Pages 1-46
  3. Platform Planning and Strategy

  4. Platform Architecting and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Katja Hölttä-Otto, Noemi Chiriac, Dusan Lysy, Eun Suk Suh
      Pages 221-243
    3. Dieter Krause, Gregor Beckmann, Sandra Eilmus, Nicolas Gebhardt, Henry Jonas, Robin Rettberg
      Pages 245-269
    4. Achille Messac, Souma Chowdhury, Ritesh Khire
      Pages 295-321
    5. Katja Hölttä-Otto, Kevin N. Otto, Timothy W. Simpson
      Pages 323-341
    6. Xinggang Luo, Jiafu Tang, C. K. Kwong
      Pages 343-365
    7. Jiju A. Ninan, Zahed Siddique
      Pages 367-390
  5. Product Family Development and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. A. A. Alvarez Cabrera, H. Komoto, T. J. van Beek, T. Tomiyama
      Pages 419-447
    3. Ritesh Khire, Jiachuan Wang, Trevor Bailey, Yao Lin, Timothy W. Simpson
      Pages 449-471
    4. Michael D. Johnson, Randolph E. Kirchain
      Pages 473-502
    5. Christopher J. Garneau, Gopal Nadadur, Matthew B. Parkinson
      Pages 559-585
  6. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 587-587
    2. David M. Anderson
      Pages 589-604
    3. Michael J. Corl, Michael G. Parsons, Michael Kokkolaras
      Pages 625-645
    4. Cassandra Sotos, Gül E. Okudan Kremer, Gülşen Akman
      Pages 683-706
    5. Minjung Kwak, Harrison Kim
      Pages 707-735
    6. Gopal Nadadur, Matthew B. Parkinson, Timothy W. Simpson
      Pages 737-751
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 777-819

About this book


Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications highlights recent advances that have been made to support product family and product platform design and successful applications in industry. This book provides not only motivation for product family and product platform design—the “why” and “when” of platforming—but also methods and tools to support the design and development of families of products based on shared platforms—the “what”, “how”, and “where” of platforming. It begins with an overview of recent product family design research to introduce readers to the breadth of the topic and progresses to more detailed topics and design theory to help designers, engineers, and project managers plan, architect, and implement platform-based product development strategies in their companies.

This book also:

Presents state-of-the-art methods and tools for product family and product platform design

Adopts an integrated, systems view on product family and product platform design

Details successful applications and case studies from a variety of industries

Combines contributions from leading experts from industry as well as academia

Is accessible to novice practitioners as well as experienced designers and engineers

Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications is an ideal book for designers, engineers, and project managers working in the field of product design as well as students, faculty, and researchers wanting to learn more about the latest work in the area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy W. Simpson
    • 1
  • Jianxin (Roger) Jiao
    • 2
  • Zahed Siddique
    • 3
  • Katja Hölttä-Otto
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical & Nuclear EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.School of Aerospace & Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  4. 4.Engineering Product DevelopmentSingapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7936-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7937-6
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