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A Multi-Stage Optimization Model For Flexibility In Engineering Design, Ramin Giahi, Cameron A. Mackenzie, Chao Hu Jan 2019

A Multi-Stage Optimization Model For Flexibility In Engineering Design, Ramin Giahi, Cameron A. Mackenzie, Chao Hu

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Engineered systems often operate in uncertain environments. Understanding different environments under which a system will operate is important in engineering design. Thus, there is a need to design systems with the capability to respond to future changes. This research explores designing a hybrid renewable energy system while taking into account long-range uncertainties of 20 years. The objective is to minimize the expected cost of the hybrid renewable energy system over the next 20 years. A design solution may be flexible, which means that the design can be adapted or modified to meet different scenarios in the future. The value of ...


Automated Manufacturability Analysis For Conceptual Design In New Product Development, Michael Hoefer, Niechen Chen, Matthew C. Frank Jan 2017

Automated Manufacturability Analysis For Conceptual Design In New Product Development, Michael Hoefer, Niechen Chen, Matthew C. Frank

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper presents ANA, a software package that provides automated manufacturability feedback to product designers, enabling first time quality of design and avoiding later stage change requests. Manufacturing knowledge is critical to the design process. Decisions made early in the conceptual design phase can significantly affect downstream production cost. Manufacturing engineers may have a limited role in the design process which can lead to designs that are difficult to manufacture. ANA is the implementation of numerous feature-free geometric algorithms that determine manufacturability metrics related to machining, casting, die-casting, and welding processes. These metrics are accompanied by colored 3D graphical models ...


Comparison Of Design Approaches Between Engineers And Industrial Designers, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen Seifert, Rich Gonzalez Sep 2013

Comparison Of Design Approaches Between Engineers And Industrial Designers, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen Seifert, Rich Gonzalez

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Design Heuristics are an idea generation tool based on empirical evidence from successful designs. The heuristics serve as cognitive “shortcuts” that encourage exploration of novel directions during concept generation. Design Heuristics were identified from an analysis of hundreds of innovative products and from studies of expert engineering and industrial designers. The research reported in this paper examines the utility of Design Heuristics instruction in two different classroom settings with engineering and industrial design students. The aim was to test whether design heuristics can play a useful role in creating new designs and overcoming fixations in the design process. Twenty novice ...