Structure means the way in which an artefact is build up. A composite product does not exhibit one structure, but hides in its structure of parts several different structuring principles, which fit the product for production, service, and other product life phases, and make the product a member of a product programme. The structuring of products and product families is a complex design task. The goal of this project is to enlarge and refine the theoretical foundation for product structuring and configuring, and current activities focus on identifying and classifying types, principles, and laws. The work is based on the WDK-school's theory of technical systems and the domain theory.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/1995 → …|