Engineering design generally involves a very complex set of relationships among a large number of coupled elements. It is this complex coupling that leads to iteration among the various engineering tasks in a large project The Design Structure Matrix (dsm) is useful in identifying where iteration is necessary. The Work Transformation Model developed in this paper is a powerful extension of the dsm method which can predict slow and rapid iteration within a project, and predict those features of the design problem which will require many iterations to reach a technical solution. This model is applied to an automotive brake system development process in order to illustrate the model's utility in describing the main features of an actual design process.
The goal of this work is to develop a modeling framework which is useful for describing engineering design iteration. The framework is applied to brake system design to illustrate its utility in understanding the engineering design process.
Engineering design is the process whereby a technical solution is created to solve a given problem. There have been several attempts to give formal structure to the design process, such as those of Sub Pahl and Beitz  and Alexander This stream of research characterizes good design practice in general terms, but does not describe what makes some design problems more difficult than others. We intend to further the development of design process modeling by providing richness to the descriptions of design procedures and strategies which will enable a design organization to identify the difficult portions of their particular design problem. Strategies can then be developed to facilitate the effective execution of these difficult aspects.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Robert P. Smith
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780656173396
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
Page Count - 38
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