Modularity in support of design for re-use

Joanne S. Smith, Alex H. B. Duffy

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We explore the structuring principle of modularity with the objective of analysing its current ability to meet the requirements of a 're-use' centred approach to design. We aim to highlight the correlation's between modular design and 're-use', and argue that it has the potential to aid the little-supported process of 'design-for-re-use'. In fulfilment of this objective we not only identify the requirements of 'design-for-re-use', but also propose how modular design principles can be extended to support 'design-for-re-use'.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01) - Glasgow
Duration: 21 Aug 200123 Aug 2001


Conference13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01)
Abbreviated titleICED 01


  • design methods
  • design engineering
  • modularity
  • standardisation


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