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Introduction to design.

Author: Morris Asimow
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1962]
Series: Prentice-Hall series in engineering design., Fundamentals of engineering design.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asimow, Morris, 1906-
Introduction to design.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1962]
(OCoLC)596085089
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Asimow
OCLC Number: 1417138
Description: 135 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: 1. A philosophy of engineering design : Definition of engineering design ; Design by evolution ; Design by innovation ; Philosophy and discipline ; Philosophy of engineering design --
2. Engineering design and the environment : Interaction of design and environment ; The socio-ecological system ; The socio-ecological influence on engineering design ; Flux in the production-consumption cycle ; Range of goods and services --
3. The morphology of design : The design project ; Feasibility study, phase I ; Preliminary design, phase II ; Detailed design, phase III ; Planning the production process, phase IV ; Planning for distribution, phase V ; Planning for consumption, phase VI ; Planning for retirement of the product, phase VII --
4. The feasibility study : The need, establishing its economic existence ; The design problem, identification and formulation ; The synthesis of possible solutions ; Physical realizability ; Economic worthwhileness ; Financial feasibility --
5. The preliminary design : Selection of the design concept, step 1 ; Formulation of mathematical models or archetypes, step 2 ; Sensitivity analysis, step 3 ; Compatibility analysis, step 4 ; Stability analysis, step 5 ; Formal optimization, step 6 ; Projections into the future, step 7 ; Prediction of system behavior, step 8 ; Testing the design concept, step 9 ; Simplification of design --
6. Detailed design phase : Preparation for design, step 1 ; Overall design of subsystems, step 2 ; Overall design of components, step 3 ; Detailed design of parts, step 4 ; Preparation of assembly drawings, step 5 ; Experimental construction, step 6 ; Product test program, step 7 ; Analysis and prediction, step 8 ; Redesign, step 9 ; Summary of the detailed design phase. 7. The design process : The general process of solving problems ; A statement of the design process ; The analysis of the problem situation ; Synthesis of solutions ; Evaluation and decision ; Optimization ; Revision ; Implementation ; The processes of design and research --
8. Analysis of needs and activity : Needs analysis, resolving the problem situation ; Synthesis, solving the needs analysis problem ; Activity analysis, the problem situation ; Activity analysis, the general plan ; Active analysis, an example: product development programs --
9. Decision processes in design : The nature of a decision ; The bases of selection ; A hypothesis about physical realizability ; Belief and uncertainty in decision making ; A theory of physical realizability ; Two hypotheses about selection criteria ; The processes of resolving physical realizability ; The nature of evidence ; Estimation of evidence estimations of tractability ; A selection rule ; A theory of critical decision making in design --
10. Archetypes and computers : Constructing a mathematical archetype ; An archetype for a subsystem ; An archetype for a part ; The use of computers in engineering design --
11. Techniques of optimization : Role of criteria ; The general form of the optimization problem ; Mathematical representation of the general optimization problem ; The linear optimization problem, linear programming ; An example of linear programming in design ; Method of steepest descent ; An application of the method of steepest descent ; Test for a true extreme ; Optimization under functional constraints ; An application of the method of Lagrangian multipliers ; The Newton-Raphson approximation method ; An example involving simultaneous nonlinear equations in optimization ; Optimizing under regional constraints --
12. A case study : Letter of transmittal ; Table of contents ; Purpose of the report ; Need for a Dross Recovery Plant in Southern California ; General statement of plant requirements ; General design concept ; The plant, major equipment, cost and layout ; Work force at rated capacity ; Cost of manufacture.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall series in engineering design., Fundamentals of engineering design.

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