Chapter 10 Product Architecture

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  1. A product can be thought of in both ___ and ___ terms
    functional, physical
  2. Individual operations and transformation that contribute to the overall performance of the product are called ___.
    Functional elements
  3. Parts, components, subassemblies that ultimately implement the product's functions are called ___.
    Physical elements
  4. ___ are building blocks which physical elements of a product are typically organized into.
  5. Each chunk is made up of a collection of ___.
    components that implement the functions of a product
  6. The scheme by which the functional elements of the product are arranged into physical chunks and by which the chunks interact is known as ___.
    Product architecture
  7. Chunks implement one or a few functional elements in their entirety is a property of what kind of architecture?
  8. The interactions between chunks are well
    defined and are generally fundamental to the primary functions of the product
    is a property of what kind of architecture?
  9. Functional elements of a product are
    implemented using more than one chunk
    is a property of what kind of architecture
  10. A single chunk implements many functional
    is a property of what kind of architecture?
    integral architecture
  11. The interactions between chunks are ill
    defined and may be incidental to the primary functions of the products 
    is a property of what kind of architecture?
  12. What are the three types of modularity?
    • Slot-modular architecture
    • Bus-modular architecture
    • Sectional modular architecture
  13. Each of the interfaces between chunks in a ___ is of a different type from the others
    Slot-modular architecture
  14. In a ___, there is a common bus to which the other chunks connect via the same type of interface
    Slot-modular architecture
  15. In a ___ all interfaces are of the same type, but there is no single element to which all the other chunks attach
    Sectional-modular architecture
  16. Name 7 motives for product change
    • Upgrade
    • Add-ons
    • Adaptation
    • Wear
    • Consumption
    • Flexibility in use
    • Reuse
  17. The range of product models the firm can produce within a particular time period in response to market demand is known as ___.
    Product variety
  18. The use of the same component or chunk in multiple products is called ___.
    Concept standardization
  19. Concept standardization allows the firm to manufacture the chunk in ___ than would otherwise be possible
    high volumes
  20. Concept standardization may lead to ___
    Lower costs and increased quality
  21. How well a product implements its intended functions is called
    Product performance
  22. Characteristics of product performance include:
    • Speed
    • Efficiency
    • Life
    • Accuracy
    • Noise
  23. The practice of implementing multiple functions using a single physical element is known as ___.
    Function sharing
  24. One important DFM strategy involves the ___ of the number of parts in a product through component integration.
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Chapter 10 Product Architecture
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ME 2024 Final Chapter 10 Product Architecture PA

Product Architecture
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