Functional and Conceptual Design

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Overview of the Design Process – Philosophy of Engineering Design, Steps involved in the Design Process S curves, Communications during design process.

Understanding the customer need – Steps involved in developing Engineering Design Specifications. The technique of Quality Function Deployment. Case studies in QFD.

Functional Design – Functions in engineering Design. Basics of Function Structure – Functional Basis , Functional decomposition and flow.

Product Concept – Various methods of concept generation. The method of TRIZ. Concept Selection and methods of evaluation.

An introduction to product metrics. Product Evaluation techniques.

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2. D G Ullman, The Mechanical Design Process, McGraw Hill 1997.
3. G Pahl and W. Beitz, Engineering Design, Springer 1996.