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Computer Support for Preliminary Concept Completion & Evaluation/Analysis of Design Concepts

Abstract Creative design lies at the intersection of novelty and technical feasibility. These objectives can be achieved through cycles of divergence (idea generation) and convergence (idea evaluation) in conceptual design. The focus of this thesis is on the latter aspect. The evaluation may involve any aspect of technical feasibility and may be desired at component, sub-system or full system level. Two issues that are considered in this work are: 1. Information about design ideas is incomplete, informal and sketchy 2. Designers often work at multiple levels; different aspects or subsystems may be at different levels of abstraction Thus, high fidelity analysis and simulation tools are not appropriate for this purpose. This thesis looks at the requir... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Khorshidi, Maryam (Author) / Shah, Jami J (Advisor) / Wu, Teresa (Committee member) / Gel, Esma (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Design / Design Concept / Preliminary Concept Completion & Evaluation/Analysis
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 146 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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