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The Principles of Design : Oxford Series on Advanced Manufacturing - Nam P. Suh

The Principles of Design

Oxford Series on Advanced Manufacturing

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1990
ISBN: 9780195043457
Number Of Pages: 418

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Here is a basic introduction to the principles of industrial design and their application in all phases of planning and production. It is intended to offer experienced instruction, based on scientific knowledge, in place of the intuitive approach to the field often encountered in engineering practice and education. The book presents basic principles and constitutes an exposition of these fundamental axioms and their application. The emphasis is on identifying problems in a clear, scientific manner, so that the correct solution may be arrived at regardless of the mathematical treatment involved. In particular, the importance of conceptualizing design approaches--a uniquely human, intellectual skill--is highlighted, since too often educators and engineers try to limit this process to computer techniques. Case studies are extensively presented to illustrate the significance as well as the use of the axioms in solving real problems. The work is based on extensive experience at M.I.T's Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, where axiomatics is a major program. The goal of the program is to bring a scientific approach to the decision-making process related to manufacturing--an approach that facilitates rational design of processes and products, as well as the optimization of manufacturing systems.

"A good choice for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with engineering or product design backgrounds." --Choice

1: Introduction 2: Design and Design Process 3: Design Axioms and Corollaries 4: The Independence Axiom and its Implications 5: The Information Axiom and its Implications 6: Case Studies: Design of Manufacturing Process and Intelligent Machines 7: Case Studies: Design Products 8: Case Studies Involving Information Content 9: Case Study: Design of an Organization 10: Mathematical Representation of the Design Axioms and Computerized Axiomatic System

ISBN: 9780195043457
ISBN-10: 0195043456
Series: Oxford Series on Advanced Manufacturing
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 1st February 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.87