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An introduction to engineering and engineering design

01 Jan 1969-

AboutThe article was published on 1969-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 98 citation(s) till now. The article focuses on the topic(s): Civil engineering software & Biosystems engineering.

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TL;DR: It is shown than in order to establish a scientific theory of design, the following aspects need to be studied and covered: the designer, the activity, the object, the context in which engineering design takes place, and the context of use of the resulting technical system.
Abstract: Current developments of a scientific approach to design are outlined. It is shown than in order to establish a scientific theory of design, the following aspects need to be studied and covered: the designer, the activity, the object, the context in which engineering design takes place, and the context of use of the resulting technical system. The current state of such theory is presented, together with discussions of related literature. Design science is brought into connection with necessary development of computer aids.

104 citations

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01 Jan 2011

91 citations

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01 Jan 1986
TL;DR: Three model structures are proposed: the macro-st structure, the micro-structure and the model of decomposition in designing, which permit a full description of the structure of the real design process and they can be used in superposition.
Abstract: The notion of the design process structure is given, as well as the reasons for analysis and synthesis of the structure. There are proposed three model structures: the macro-structure, the micro-structure and the model of decomposition in designing. They describe three different approaches to the design process. They are of a wide generality and, where appropriate, they permit a full description of the structure of the real design process, and they can be used in superposition.

90 citations

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TL;DR: An Artificial Intelligence program for mechanical engineering design, called Dominic, characterizes design as best-first search through a space of possible designs, and within its redesign framework, one can design a variety of mechanical devices.
Abstract: Dominic is a program that implements a domain-independent structure for solving mechanical engineering design problems. Given a problem, Dominic constructs an initial design and iteratively improves it using knowledge about the dependent relationship between the design goals and the design variables. In this paper, we describe Dominic’s architecture, and demonstrate and analyze its performance on two classes of problems.

68 citations

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01 Jan 2001
TL;DR: This chapter introduces a novel architecture design approach based on the concept of synthesis that is a well-known and effective problem solving technique in traditional engineering disciplines for the design of an atomic transaction architecture for a real industrial project.
Abstract: During the last decade several architecture design approaches have been introduced. These approaches however have to cope with several obstacles and software architecture design remains a difficult problem. To cope with these obstacles this chapter introduces a novel architecture design approach. The approach is based on the concept of synthesis that is a well-known and effective problem solving technique in traditional engineering disciplines. The approach is illustrated for the design of an atomic transaction architecture for a real industrial project.

68 citations