Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis by Ehud KrollInnovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis by Ehud Kroll

Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis

byEhud Kroll, Sridhar S. Condoor, David G. Jansson

Paperback | October 29, 2001

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Conceptual design, along with need identification and analysis, make up the initial stage of the design process. Conceptual design encompasses the generation of concepts and their integration into system-level solutions, leading to a relatively detailed design. This innovative text is devoted to the crucial initial design stage and focuses on parameter analysis. This methodology helps identify critical issues, or parameters, of the design and proposes configuration-specific solutions. The authors present real-world case studies. The book will appeal to engineering students, as well as to practicing engineers, architects, and product development managers.
Title:Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:October 29, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521778484

ISBN - 13:9780521778480


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Need identification and analysis; 3. Need identification and analysis case study: packing factor of sand in electrical fuses; 4. Introduction to parameter analysis; 5. Parameter analysis put to work; 6. Conceptual design case study: HVAC airflow sensor; 7. Conceptual design case study: cut-edge sensor for flooring removal; 8. Conceptual design case study: low-cost industrial indexing systems; 9. Conceptual design case study: equal-channel-angular-extrusion metalworking; 10. Need analysis and conceptual design case study: 'ball mover'; 11. Technology observation; 12. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"It is a well-written and highly readable book, and is to be recommended for its refreshing approach to innovation in conceptual design." A. Rothwell, Delft University of Technology