Complex engineered systems can carry risk of high failure consequences, and as a result, resilience-the ability to avoid or quickly recover from faults-is desirable. Ideally, resilience should be designed-in as early in the design process as possible so that designers can best leverage the ability to explore the design space....
This paper presents the use of data clustering methods applied to the analysis results of
a design-stage, functional failure reasoning tool. A system simulation using qualitative descriptions of component behaviors and a functional reasoning tool are used to identify the
functional impact of a large set of potential single and...
Resilience is a key driver in the design of systems that must operate in an uncertain operating environment, and is a
key metric to assess the capacity for systems to perform within the specified performance envelop despite
disturbances to their operating environment. This paper describes a graph spectral approach to...
Complex conceptual system design trade studies
traditionally consider risk after a conceptual design has
been created. Further, one person is often tasked with
collecting risk information and managing it from each
subsystem. This paper proposes a method to explicitly
consider and trade risk on the same level as other important...
This paper introduces a new perspective/direction on assessing and encouraging creativity in concept
design for application in engineering design education and industry. This research presents several
methods used to assess the creativity of similar student designs using metrics and judges to determine
which product is considered the most creative. Two...