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Select Product Concept(s)

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Step 1. Prepare the Selection Matrix

Pugh's method was used for the selection process on this project. Selection criteria and system concepts were generated through a combination of individual and group brainstorming activities.

Step 2. Rate the Concepts

Concept ratings were determined from the comparative selection matrix and then surviving concepts were fed into a scoring matrix. At least one concept for each subsystem, with the lowest score, was dropped after selection and was not fed into the scoring matrix.

Step 3. Rank the Concepts

Concepts in the scoring matrix were ranked according to total score. Score was based on a weighted average of the selection criteria.

Step 4. Combine and Improve the Concepts

Step 5. Select One or More Concepts

Cooling subsystem selection and scoring matrices file

Pump subsystem selection and scoring matrices file

Mobility subsystem selection and scoring matrices file

Step 6. Reflect on the Results and the Process

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