Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
3. Knowledge-Based Engineering
An engineering design consists of (i) a design analysis where a design candidate is analysed against the expected design criteria and (ii) a design synthesis where a group of potential design candidates are explored, analysed, and compared to find the optimized solution to an engineering problem. An engineering design process begins with the formulation of a design problem. In formulating a design problem, the design needs are interpreted and represented by a set of functional requirements (FRs), and design synthesis is performed to define a set of design parameters (DPs) and a design space for these...