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Innovative Conceptual Design : Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis - Ehud Kroll

Innovative Conceptual Design

Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis

Paperback Published: 21st November 2001
ISBN: 9780521778480
Number Of Pages: 248

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Conceptual design, along with need identification and analysis, make up the initial stage of the design process. Need analysis transforms the often vague statement of a design task into a set of design requirements. Conceptual design encompasses the generation of concepts and integration into system-level solutions, leading to a relatively detailed design. This book is devoted to the crucial initial stage of engineering design. In particular, it focuses on parameter analysis, a methodology that leads the user through the design process, helping to identify critical issues (parameters) of the design and propose configuration-specific solutions. To illustrate the principles discussed, the authors present numerous examples and a variety of real-world case studies. The emphasis throughout is on innovation. This useful text will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practising engineers, architects, and product development managers.

' ... offers a broader insight into the thought processes that can lead to new concepts - meaning a fundamentally different solution to an already existing problem, or perhaps a new design challenge - and provides a stimulus to direct the designer along a more fruitful path when it comes to innovation in design. It is a well-written and highly readable book, and is to be recommended for its refreshing approach to innovation in conceptual design.' Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

Preface
Introduction
Need identification and analysis
Need identification and analysis case study: packing factor of sand in electrical fuses
Introduction to parameter analysis
Parameter analysis put to work
Conceptual design case study: HVAC airflow sensor
Conceptual design case study: cut-edge sensor for flooring removal
Conceptual design case study: low-cost industrial indexing systems
Conceptual design case study: equal-channel-angular-extrusion metalworking
Need analysis and conceptual design case study: 'ball mover'
Technology observation
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521778480
ISBN-10: 0521778484
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 21st November 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43