Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 27, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 232 pages
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Conceptual design and need analysis make up the initial stage of the design process. Need analysis transforms the statement of a design task into a set of design requirements. Conceptual design encompasses the generation of concepts and integration into system-level solutions. This book is devoted to this crucial initial design stage. It focuses on parameter analysis, a methodology that helps identify critical issues (parameters) of the design and propose configuration-specific solutions. Numerous examples and real-world case studies are presented. This innovative text will appeal to engineering students, as well as practicing engineers, architects, and product development managers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Conceptual Design Methodology
3
13 Overview of the Engineering Design Process
4
14 Structure of the Book
7
Need Identification and Analysis
9
22 Need Identification in Practice
14
23 The Need Analysis Methodology
19
24 Performance Considerations in Need Analysis
23
66 Discussion and Summary
117
67 Thought Questions
120
68 Bibliography
121
Conceptual Design Case Study CutEdge Sensor for Flooring Removal
123
72 Abbreviated Need Analysis
124
73 Some Design Requirements
127
75 Parameter Analysis
128
76 Discussion and Summary
134

25 Value Considerations in Need Analysis
29
26 Size Considerations in Need Analysis
32
28 Special Considerations in Need Analysis
33
29 Development of Design Requirements
34
210 Discussion and Summary
37
211 Thought Questions
38
212 Bibliography
39
Need Identification and Analysis Case Study Packing Factor of Sand in Electrical Fuses
41
32 The Initial Need
42
33 Need Identification
43
34 Need Analysis
44
35 Design Requirements
49
36 Discussion and Summary
50
37 Thought Questions
51
38 Bibliography
52
Introduction to Parameter Analysis
53
42 The Nature of Conceptual Design
56
43 Theoretical Model of Conceptual Design
61
44 Parameter Analysis as a Conceptual Design Methodology
64
45 Discussion and Summary
68
46 Thought Questions
69
47 Bibliography
70
Parameter Analysis Put to Work
71
52 Technology Identification
73
53 Parameter Identification
75
54 Creative Synthesis
86
55 Evaluation
90
56 Parameter Analysis Revisited
95
57 Discussion and Summary
102
58 Thought Questions
103
Conceptual Design Case Study HVAC Airflow Sensor
105
62 Abbreviated Need Analysis
106
63 Some Design Requirements
108
65 Parameter Analysis
111
77 Thought Questions
135
78 Bibliography
136
Conceptual Design Case Study LowCost Industrial Indexing Systems
137
82 Abbreviated Need Analysis
138
83 Some Design Requirements
142
85 Parameter Analysis of Conceptual Design I
143
86 Parameter Analysis of Conceptual Design II
147
87 Discussion and Summary
153
88 Thought Questions
155
Conceptual Design Case Study EqualChannelAngularExtrusion Metalworking
157
92 Abbreviated Need Analysis
159
93 Some Design Requirements
161
96 Discussion and Summary
179
97 Thought Questions
181
98 Bibliography
182
Need Analysis and Conceptual Design Case Study Ball Mover
184
102 Need Identification
186
103 Need Analysis
187
104 Design Requirements
192
106 Parameter Analysis of Conceptual Design I
194
107 Parameter Analysis of Conceptual Design II
199
108 Discussion and Summary
204
109 Thought Questions
205
Technology Observation
207
112 Domestic Gas Water Heaters Example
208
113 Discussion and Summary
214
114 Thought Questions
215
Conclusion
216
122 Cognitive Aspects of Parameter Analysis
217
123 Relation to Other Design Methodologies
220
124 Whats Next?
222
125 Bibliography
225
Index
227
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Sridhar Condoor (St. Louis, MO) teaches in the Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Parks College of St. Louis University.

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