Product design elements as means to realise functions in mechanical conceptual design

Fayyaz Rehman, Xiu Tian Yan

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Abstract

This paper describes the research work on the establishment of a new design support approach of generating feasible design solutions in terms of Product Design Elements according to functional requirements of mechanical artefacts using design context knowledge. Traditionally a concept or a principle solution is evaluated & selected on the basis of desired functional requirement only, neglecting the consequences of selection on the performance of other life cycle phases as well as neglecting other knowledge generated during execution of design process. This approach causes problems at later product realization stages in terms of cost & time incurred due to redesign of product. This research introduces a new meaning to term 'Feature' as Product Design Elements and presents a novel approach of how these Product Design Elements can be used to realise functions in mechanical conceptual design. For this purpose a generic Function to PDE mapping model has been developed and is applied to mechanical component conceptual design decision making for the selection of best solution as a Product Design Element keeping in view both the functional requirements and design context knowledge consequences, thus proactively supporting conceptual design.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design
EditorsAnders Folkeson, Margareta Norell, Ulf Sellgren, Klas Gralen
VolumeDS 31
ISBN (Electronic)1904670008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Aug 200321 Aug 2003

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period19/08/0321/08/03

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Mechanical Design
Conceptual Design
Product Design
Conceptual design
Product design
Requirements
Life Cycle
Design Process
Decision Making
Life cycle
Decision making
Design
Costs
Term
Knowledge
Context

Keywords

  • conceptual design
  • features
  • functional reasoning
  • product design elements
  • decision making
  • engineering research
  • life cycle

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Rehman, F., & Yan, X. T. (2003). Product design elements as means to realise functions in mechanical conceptual design. In A. Folkeson, M. Norell, U. Sellgren, & K. Gralen (Eds.), Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design (Vol. DS 31)
Rehman, Fayyaz ; Yan, Xiu Tian. / Product design elements as means to realise functions in mechanical conceptual design. Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design. editor / Anders Folkeson ; Margareta Norell ; Ulf Sellgren ; Klas Gralen. Vol. DS 31 2003.
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Product design elements as means to realise functions in mechanical conceptual design. / Rehman, Fayyaz; Yan, Xiu Tian.

Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design. ed. / Anders Folkeson; Margareta Norell; Ulf Sellgren; Klas Gralen. Vol. DS 31 2003.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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