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Decision making in engineering design

Author: Kemper E Lewis; Wei Chen; Linda C Schmidt; American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (ASME, Three Park Avenue. New York, NY 10016) : American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ©2006.
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Whether you are an engineer facing decisions in product design, an instructor or student engaged in course work, or a researcher exploring new options and opportunities, you can turn to Decision Making in Engineering Design for: Foundations and fundamentals of making decisions in product design; Clear examples of effective application of Decision-Based Design; State-of-the-art theory and practice in Decision-Based  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2006010805
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kemper E Lewis; Wei Chen; Linda C Schmidt; American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
OCLC Number: 694196805
Notes: Title from PDF title page (ASME eBooks Web site, viewed 12/04/2010).
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section 1. --
1. The need for design theory research open access --
2. The open workshop on decision-based design--
Section 2. Decision theory in engineering design --
3. Utility function fundamentals --
4. Normative decision analysis in engineering design --
5. Fundamentals and implications of decision-making --
6. Preference modeling in engineering design. Section 3. Concept generation --
7. Stimulating creative design alternatives using customer values --
8. Generating design alternatives across abstraction levels. Section 4. Demand modeling --
9. Fundamentals of economic demand modeling: lessons from travel demand analysis --
10. Discrete choice demand modeling for decision-based design --
11. The role of demand modeling in product planning. Section 5. Views on aggregating preferences in engineering design --
12. Multi-attribute utility analysis of conflicting preferences --
13. On the legitimacy of pairwise comparisons --
14. Multi-attribute decision-making using hypothetical equivalents and inequivalents --
15. Multiobjective decision-making using physical programming. Section 6. Making product design decisions in an enterprise context --
16. Decision-based collaborative optimization of multidisciplinary systems --
17. A designer's view to economics and finance --
18. Multilevel optimization for enterprise-driven decision-based product design --
19. A decision-based perspective on the vehicle development process --
20. Product development and decision production systems. Section 7. Decision making in decentralized design environments --
21. Game theory in decision-making --
22. Analysis of negotiation protocols for distributed design --
23. The dynamics of decentralized design processes: the issue of convergence and its impact on decision-making --
24. Value aggregation for collaborative design decision-making. Section 8. Validation of design methods --
25. The validation square: how does one verify and validate a design method? --
26. Model-based validation of design methods --
27. Development and use of design method validation criteria --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Kemper E. Lewis, Wei Chen and Linda C. Schmidt.

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