Engineering Design: A Synthesis of Views / Edition 1

Engineering Design: A Synthesis of Views / Edition 1

by Clive L. Dym
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521477603

ISBN-13: 9780521477604

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Design is a central activity in engineering. It is both a creative process not easily defined and a thought process that can, with increasing success, be externalized, articulated, and modeled. This book aims to clarify the issues, providing an operational definition of engineering design and an explication of design as a discipline. In particular, the book focuses on…  See more details below

Overview

Design is a central activity in engineering. It is both a creative process not easily defined and a thought process that can, with increasing success, be externalized, articulated, and modeled. This book aims to clarify the issues, providing an operational definition of engineering design and an explication of design as a discipline. In particular, the book focuses on the contribution of AI (artificial intelligence) to engineering design. With its clear presentation of the main ideas of recent AI-based models of design, set within the context of inductive design models, the book offers an integrated view of current thinking about design. Also included is a brief review of some key AI-based problem-solving methods and classical design tools. The author closes with a look ahead at the roles that symbolic representation and knowledge-based (expert) systems can play in engineering design in practice and in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521477604
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Framing the Issues1
2Engineering Design13
3Characterizing the Design Process22
4Taxonomies of Engineering Design41
5Representing Designed Artifacts77
6Representing Design Processes128
7Where Do We Go from Here?172
References191
Index203

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