Select Product Concept(s)
The product concept was developed through two stages. First, the means were compared within each function. The most appropriate means were selected for each function. For those functions with only one means this comparison was ignored. Next, several different combinations of these means were compared and the most feasible concept was selected. A Pugh comparison method was used. All items are compared to a datum. The datum selected represented the current setup of the thermoelectric fan system.
Function Pugh Charts
Product Concept Pugh Charts
Using the results from the functional Pugh comparisons several concepts were generated. These concepts combined the various means that the Pugh comparisons highlighted.
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