 Suh, Nam P., 1936
 New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
 Description
 Book — xxiii, 503 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
 Summary

 Preface
 Acknowledgement
 On the MITPappalardo Series of Mechanical Engineering Books
 On CIRP Design Book Series
 1. Introduction to Axiomatic Design
 1.1 Introduction
 1.2 Current State of Design Practice
 1.3 Who Are the Designers? How Do We Design? What Is Design?
 1.4 What Is the Ultimate Goal of Axiomatic Design?
 1.5 Role of Axioms in Development of Science and Technology  A Technological Perspective
 1.6 Axiomatic Approach vs. Algorithmic Approach
 1.7 Axiomatic Design Framework
 1.8 Common Mistakes Made by Designers
 1.9 Comparison of Axiomatic Design with Other Methodologies
 1.10 Summary
 References
 Appendix 1A Corollaries and Theorems
 Homework
 2. OneFR Design, the Information Axiom, and Robust Design
 2.1 Introduction
 2.2 Introduction to OneFR Design
 2.3 Design Issues for the OneFR Design
 2.4 OneFR Design and Information Content
 2.5 Elimination of Bias and Reduction of Variance
 2.6 Robust Design
 2.7 Design Process
 2.8 Summary
 References
 Appendices
 2A Pressure in Thick Wall Tube
 2B Discrete Random Variables: Expected Value, Variance, and Standard Deviation
 2C Continuous Random Variables: Expected Value, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Multivariate Random Variables
 Homework
 3. MultiFR Design
 3.1 Introduction
 3.2 Brief Review of Axiomatic Theory for MultiFR Design
 3.3 The Independence Axiom and the Information Axiom  Their Implications for a MultiFR Design Task
 3.4 On Ideal MultiFR Design
 3.5 Uncoupled and Decoupled MultiFR Designs
 3.6 Information Content and Complexity of MultiFR Design
 3.7 Integration of DPs to Minimize the Information Content
 3.8 Nonlinear MultiFR Design
 3.9 Design of Dispatching and Schedules: Avoiding Traffic Congestion
 3.10 Conclusions
 References
 Appendix 3A Independence of the Two Design Axioms
 Appendix 3B Corollaries and Theorems Related to Information and Complexity
 Homework
 4. Design of Systems
 4.1 Introduction
 4.2 Issues Related to System Design
 4.3 Classification of Systems
 4.4 Axiomatic Design Thoery for Fixed Systems
 4.5 Design and Operation of Large Systems
 4.6 Representation of the System Architecture of Fixed Systems
 4.7 Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Systems
 4.8 Application of the System Architecture
 4.9 On humanmachine Interface
 4.10 Generation of System Architecture using Computer Science
 4.11 Conclusions
 References
 Homework
 5. Axiomatic Design of Software
 5.1 Introduction
 5.2 Axiomatic Design
 5.3 Design of a Software System for a Library: An Example
 5.4 Software for Design of a Rib in Injection Molding of Plastic Parts: an Example (Adapted from Kim, et al., 1991)
 5.5 Axiomatic Design of ObjectOriented Software System
 5.6 Case Study: Acclaro Software  Axiomatic Design of ObjectOriented Software System (ADooSS) for Designers
 5.7 Case Study: Software Design for Real Time Control of Hardware/Software System
 5.8 Software Development for Design Automation for GlassBulb Design
 5.9 An Ideal Software System
 5.10 Other Issues Related to Software Design
 5.11 Conclusions
 References
 Homework
 6. Axiomatic Design of Manufacturing Systems
 6.1 Introduction
 6.2 Basic Requirements of a Manufacturing System
 6.3 Elements of Manufacturing Systems
 6.4 Axiomatic Design of Fixed Manufacturing Systems for Identical Parts
 6.5 Axiomatic Design of a Flexible Manufacturing System for Different Part
 6.6 Mathematical Modeling and Optimization of Design
 6.7 Representation of Manufacturing System Architecture
 6.8 Conculsions
 References
 Homework
 7. Axiomatic Design of Materals and Materials Processing Techniques
 Summary of Chapter 7
 7.1 Introduction
 7.2 Mixalloys
 7.3 Microcellular Plastics
 7.4 Layered Manufacturing Process
 7.5 Conclusions
 References
 Homework
 8. Product Development
 Summary of Chapter 8
 8.1 Introduction
 8.2 Mapping from the Customer Domain to the Functional Domain
 8.3 Mapping from FRs to DPs
 8.4 Application of the Information Axiom
 8.5 Case Study  Depth Charge
 8.6 Concurrent Engineering  Mapping from FR to DP to PV
 8.7 Product Service
 8.8 System Architecture
 8.9 Conclusions
 References
 Homework
 9. A Theory of Complexity  The Design Axioms, Information, Complexity, and Periodicity
 Summary of Chapter 9
 9.1 Introduction
 9.2 Complexity, Uncertainty, Information, and Periodicity
 9.3 Reduction of Uncertainity  Conversion of a Design with TimeDependent Combinatorial Complexity to a Design with TimeDependent Periodic Complexity
 9.4 Distinction between TimeIndependent and TimeDependent Complexity
 9.5 Other Implications of Periodic Complexity  A Speculation
 9.6 Conclusion Remarks
 References
 Homework
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