‘What-if’ design: a synthesis method in the design process

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Lutters, D. and Vaneker, T.H.J. and Houten, F.J.A.M. van (2004) ‘What-if’ design: a synthesis method in the design process. CIRP Annals, 53 (1). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0007-8506

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Abstract:In integrating functions, information and control in the design and engineering cycle, the information content acts as a facilitator, whereas the processes involved actually effectuate the results of the development cycle. As combining processes in an effective and efficient manner becomes increasingly feasible, a more dynamic coherence between the processes involved is implied, calling for different control principles, whilst maintaining -and possibly increasing-flexibility.

This increases the competency in understanding and utilising consequences of design decisions. Based on this, a ‘what-if design support system can help in performing routine tasks and aiding designers and engineers in understanding more complex challenges.
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Copyright:© 2004 Elsevier
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)60657-X
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