Development of a design support tool for synthesising multi-state mechanical device concepts

DS 122: Proceedings of the Design Society: 24th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23)

Year: 2023
Editor: Kevin Otto, Boris Eisenbart, Claudia Eckert, Benoit Eynard, Dieter Krause, Josef Oehmen, Nad
Author: Majumder, Anubhab; Chakrabarti, Amaresh
Series: ICED
Institution: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Section: Design Methods
Page(s): 1455-1464
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Conceptual design synthesis, which focuses on generating solution alternatives, has a significant impact on the cost and quality of the final product. The development of radically new and significantly better solutions requires the generation and exploration of a large solution space. This work deals with the conceptual design synthesis of multi-state mechanical devices (MSMD). A scheme for representing a MSMD design task is described. Empirical studies have been carried out to develop a common understanding of the MSMD design synthesis process and use this knowledge for developing a prescriptive model. In order to support the effective and efficient use of the proposed prescriptive model, a web-based computational tool is developed.

Keywords: Conceptual design, Design methodology, Computational design methods, Design support tool, Multi-state mechanical devices

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