dc.contributor.authorChen, Chun-Hsien
dc.contributor.authorChong, Yih Tng
dc.contributor.authorChang, Wunching
dc.contributor.authorYan, Wei
dc.identifier.citationChen, C.-.H., Chong, Y. T., Chang, W., & Yan, W. (2012). A quality–time–cost-oriented strategy for product conceptualization. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 26(1), 16-25.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn general, product development companies aim to deliver products of optimal quality while incurring minimal cost in the shortest time possible. In this work, a quality–time–cost-oriented strategy (QTCOS) is proposed to facilitate product concept generation and selection. Firstly, general sorting is employed to elicit an initial product platform. The platform, constructed with a design space framework (DSF), serves as a base for generating a preliminary range of design options. Using the repertory grids elicitation method, designers contribute importance ratings with respect to a set of time and cost criteria for the range of design options. To account for trade-offs between cost and time related concerns, these ratings are employed to reduce the number of the derived design options, and thereby used as input features to a restricted coulomb energy (RCE) neural network. The RCE network function is applied to classify the set of design options into different patterns, i.e. cost–time-pairs. The classification results can subsequently serve as bases for the selection of preferred design options. A case study on wood golf club design is conducted to illustrate the proposed QTCOS.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAdvanced engineering informaticsen_US
dc.rights© 2011 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.titleA quality–time–cost-oriented strategy for product conceptualizationen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US

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