© 2001

Design for Configuration

A Debate based on the 5th WDK Workshop on Product Structuring

  • Asko Riitahuhta
  • Antti Pulkkinen
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

  3. Analysis of Customers, Markets and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Antti Pulkkinen
      Pages 36-40
    3. Knut Aasland, Jarl Reitan, Detlef Blankenburg
      Pages 41-48
    4. Seppo Suistoranta
      Pages 49-62
    5. B.J. Oosterman, G.J.C. Gaalman, F.P.J. Kuijpers
      Pages 63-78
  4. Development of Product Portfolios and Module Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Antti Pulkkinen
      Pages 79-82
    3. J. S. Smith, A. H. B. Duffy
      Pages 83-100
    4. Alison McKay, Alan de Pennington, Steven J. Trott
      Pages 117-128
  5. Metrics and Methods for Modularity and Configurability

  6. Supporting Modeling and IT-Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. Antti Pulkkinen
      Pages 185-188

About these proceedings


This book contains the contributions presented in the 5th WDK Workshop on Product Structuring in Tampere, Finland, in February 2000. Special theme was Design for Configuration. Besides the papers it includes developed summaries from the discussions of the expert group. Thus, the book provides the reader with a review of the latest discussion in the ongoing process of Product Structuring. Even though the meeting was of academic nature, the papers include many practical examples of industrial applications. In order to give a comprehensive picture of the aspects of Design for Configuration the papers are organised in four sections: - Analysis of customers, markets and technology; - Development of product portfolios and module systems; - Metrics and methods for modularity and configurability; - Supporting modeling and IT-tools. This book is the first publication of the newly established Design Society.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Asko Riitahuhta
    • 1
  • Antti Pulkkinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Machine DesignTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Design for Configuration
  • Book Subtitle A Debate based on the 5th WDK Workshop on Product Structuring
  • Editors Asko Riitahuhta
    Antti Pulkkinen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67739-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63211-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56905-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
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