Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science

An Optimal Selection Method for Product Conceptual Design and Materials Evaluation Based on Quality Function Deployment and Grey Relational Projection

Authors
Kailiang Zhu, Xiao Wang, Yufeng Zhang, Rui Mu, Shupeng Wang
Corresponding Author
Kailiang Zhu
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ismems-16.2016.17How to use a DOI?
Keywords
QFD, Grey relational projection, Materials evaluation, Conceptual design, AHP
Abstract

Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is widely used in optimizing schemes (e.g., product designs and materials evaluation). However, the traditional QFD focuses only on the demands of quality and measures to assure the quality. Furthermore, the general methods to evaluate the weight of factors used in QFD include much of subjective aspect, which could introduce bias to the outcomes. This paper proposes an innovative systematic approach for optimal selection, which could be incorporated with global trends in manufacturing (e.g., remanufacturing, green manufacturing), materials research (e.g., eco-friendly plastics), and beyond. First, the traditional QFD is extended to cover the whole lifecycle of products and materials so that the optimization would be comprehensive and consistent with the latest requirements, such as sustainability. Second, the weight of each factor in the improved QFD is derived according to a method based on the combination of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and entropy theory, which integrates the merit of both subjective and objective methods. Third, an evaluating method originating from grey relational projection is employed to select the best solution from the potential schemes. As an example, the designs of refrigerators are evaluated using the proposed approach. The results suggest that this approach is capable to solve complicated multi-criteria decision-making problem, and be beneficial for much research, including but not limited to product design

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
10.2991/ismems-16.2016.17
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ismems-16.2016.17How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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