Engineering Design Synthesis

Understanding, Approaches and Tools

Editors: Chakrabarti, Amaresh (Ed.)

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This book is an attempt to bring together some of the most infiuential pie ces of research that collectively underpin today's understanding of what constitutes and contributes to design synthesis, and the approaches and tools for supporting this important activity. The book has three parts. Part 1 - Understanding - is intended to provide an overview of some of the major findings as to what constitutes design synthesis, and some of its major infiuencing factors. Part 2 - Approaches - provides descriptions of some of the major prescriptive approaches to design synthesis that together infiu­ enced many of the computational tools described in the final part. Part 3 - Tool- is a selection of the diverse range of computational approaches being developed to support synthesis in the major strands of synthesis research - composition, retrieval, adaptation and change. In addition, the book contains an editorial introduction to the chapters and the broader context of research it represents, and a supplementary bibliography to help locate this broader expanse of work. With the wide variety of methods and tools covered, this book is intended primarily for graduate students and researchers in product design and development; but it will also be beneficial for educators and prac­ titioners of engineering design, for whom it should act as a valuable sourcebook of ideas for teaching or enhancing design creativity.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Defining synthesis: on the senses and the logic of design synthesis

    Roozenburg, Norbert F. M.

    Pages 3-18

  • Insight, design principles and systematic invention

    French, Michael J.

    Pages 19-34

  • Synthesis and theory of knowledge: general design theory as a theory of knowledge, and its implication to design

    Reich, Yoram

    Pages 35-48

  • Theory of technical systems and engineering design synthesis

    Hubka, Vladimir (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • A knowledge operation model of synthesis

    Tomiyama, Tetsuo (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Design Synthesis
Book Subtitle
Understanding, Approaches and Tools
Editors
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3717-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3717-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-492-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-876-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 330
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