Tutorials

09:00 – 11:15 - Suh’s Axiomatic Design - Basic Theory and Methods

Christopher A. Brown

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 1.       Theoretical Foundations

1.1.   Audacity of Suh’s Design Axioms

1.2.   Corollaries and theorems

2.      Axiomatic Design Structure

2.1.   Design Domains

2.2.   Hierarchical, Zigzagging Decompositions

2.3.   Physical Integration

3.      Generating Axiomatic Design Solutions

3.1.   Design Equations and Matrices, Axiom 1, Independence

3.2.   Ranking Solution Candidates, Axiom 2, Information

4.      Creativity, Innovation, and Ethics

4.1.   Importance of Functional Requirements

4.2.   Generating candidate Design Parameters

 

5.      Applications to Military and International relationships

Miguel Cavique

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Academy Portugal

5.1.   Putting a problem in Domains

5.2.   Need and lack of requirements in operations

5.3.   Strategy according to AD

 11:15- 11:30 – Coffee-break

11:30 – 12:30 – Further examples and applications

Hilario Oh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 6.      Further theory and applications

6.1.   Math explanation of functional independence

6.2.             Case study: GM ignition switch failure

6.3.             Degeneration of functional independence into functional dependence

6.4.             Sample illustraton: 2-handle faucet

6.5.             Design singularity

6.6.             Case studies: robotic singularity: singularity in a climbing plane