Modelling-Integrated Product Architectures: An Aero Engine Component Example

  • Visakha RajaEmail author
  • Ola Isaksson
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 134)


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.


Product architecture Integrated product architecture Graph theory Aero engine structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GKN Aerospace Sweden ABTrollhättanSweden
  2. 2.Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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