CLARKSON ES 305 - The Eng. Design Process (18 pages)

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Clarkson University
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Es 305 - Virtual Tools in Engineering Design

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ES305 Virtual Tools in Engineering Design The Eng Design Process James Carroll Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Total Design Total Design is a systematic process from Identification of market user need to selling of a product that meets the need The process is also referred to as the Product Delivery Process or Product Development Process PDP The process is centered on the Design Core a set of activities central to all PDP The Design Core Consists of a market user need the starting point product design specification PDS conceptual design detailed design manufacturing sales the ending point The Design Core An iterative process with information flowing in all directions Inputs include techniques for analysis synthesis decision making modeling etc some are discipline or technology dependent e g strength of materials some are not The Design Core Current trends in current design practices Life cycle design concept to final disposal Design for manufacture and assembly Design for quality Faster design cycles concurrent engineering Engineering without walls e g virtual corporations Design for export using global standards e g the EU RoHS Directive calls for the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment Product Design Specification A statement of need that overviews the product to be designed often called a brief places boundaries on the subsequent design activities which are carried out within the envelope of the PDS Product Design Specification Elements of a PDS often address desired performance service life operating environment maintenance target cost competition size weight shipping manufacturing quantity materials aesthetics appearance finish ergonomics quality and reliability shelf life storage testing safety market legal social and political constraints installation documentation disposal etc Product Design Specification Conceptual Design Synthesis Involves the generation of solutions to meet



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