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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2022, Volume 2: 42nd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), V002T02A089, August 14–17, 2022
Paper No: DETC2022-91212
... Abstract The objective of this work is to explore the perceived complexity of 3D shapes used in spatial visualization tasks and leverage Machine Learning to create a model that can predictthis perceived complexity using the visual features of the shapes. This could help automate the process...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2021, Volume 6: 33rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), V006T06A050, August 17–19, 2021
Paper No: DETC2021-71917
... Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC-CIE2021 August 17-19, 2021, Virtual, Online DETC2021-71917 WHEN DECOMPOSITION INCREASES COMPLEXITY: HOW DECOMPOSING INTRODUCES NEW INFORMATION...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2021, Volume 6: 33rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), V006T06A047, August 17–19, 2021
Paper No: DETC2021-69598
... Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC-CIE2021 August 17-19, 2021, Virtual, Online DETC2021-69598 COMPLEXITY SHOULD NOT BE IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: HOW REPRESENTATIVE COMPLEXITY MEASURES...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2021, Volume 5: 26th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference (DFMLC), V005T05A018, August 17–19, 2021
Paper No: DETC2021-70917
...; Approximately one-third of anthropogenic greenhouse gas Product Development; Complexity emissions from energy and processing are from making products 1. INTRODUCTION and chemicals. These emissions can be lowered if they are According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel deliberately considered...
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Proc. ASME. DETC99, Volume 1: 25th Design Automation Conference, 1153-1163, September 12–16, 1999
Paper No: DETC99/DAC-8569
... of violation of design axioms. One major vulnerability is complexity which can be addressed in the context of the Information Axiom. In this paper, we identified three components of design complexity: coupling, variability, and correlation. We used information measures as complexity measures and derived...
Topics: Design
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2001, Volume 4: 13th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 147-154, September 9–12, 2001
Paper No: DETC2001/DTM-21697
... represents a structural model of complexity. Comparison is made with information based measures of the complexity of designs and processes. Complexity planning similarity connectivity Proceedings of DETC'01 ASME 2001 Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2020, Volume 9: 40th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), V009T09A047, August 17–19, 2020
Paper No: DETC2020-22009
... (clustering) and product layout design. In this paper, we propose a new extended version of the previously introduced Integrated Modularization Methodology (IMM) that integrates technical complexity and business strategic concerns into product architecture clustering. The extended IMM (eIMM) adds physical...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2013, Volume 5: 25th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; ASME 2013 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, V005T06A032, August 4–7, 2013
Paper No: DETC2013-12581
... innovative design as a complex adaptive system. Instead of predefining the process architecture, we constructed the model framework by adaptively selecting the design activity by the activity value. We defined the activity value as the complexity reduction associated with the possibility of satisfying...
Topics: Design
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2013, Volume 1: 15th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 10th International Conference on Design Education; 7th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, V001T04A012, August 4–7, 2013
Paper No: DETC2013-12301
...CORRELATING PROBLEM/PROCESS EXAM QUESTION COMPLEXITY TO ANTICIPATED EFFORT: A MODELING PROTOCOL Samantha Thoe Research Assistant CEDAR Group Department of Mechanical Engineering Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0921 sthoe@clemson.edu Joshua D. Summers Professor and CoES IDEaS...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2012, Volume 7: 9th International Conference on Design Education; 24th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 551-558, August 12–15, 2012
Paper No: DETC2012-71408
... This paper describes a design exercise that was conducted to investigate what, if any, correlation exists between the functional complexity of a given artifact and its associated physical complexity as defined by design for manufacturing principles. Nine electromechanical consumer products were...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2011, Volume 9: 23rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 16th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, 55-64, August 28–31, 2011
Paper No: DETC2011-47481
... COMPLEXITY AS A SURROGATE MAPPING BETWEEN FUNCTION MODELS AND MARKET VALUE James L. Mathieson Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0921 jmathie@clemson.edu Aravind Shanthakumar Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2009, Volume 8: 14th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 6th Symposium on International Design and Design Education; 21st International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Parts A and B, 1221-1234, August 30–September 2, 2009
Paper No: DETC2009-86840
... neglected in digital support systems. This paper aims to summarize lessons learned through years of experience with software tools that augment this visio-spatial conceptual thinking . This work cuts across disciplines to provide a needed, coherent starting point for other researchers to examine complex...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2009, Volume 2: 29th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B, 209-218, August 30–September 2, 2009
Paper No: DETC2009-86525
... 14 07 2010 For the last half century scientists have been discovering the biological complexities of colonies of ants, termites, bees and other insects. Although these colonies are composed of individuals with limited physical and intellectual aptitude, the behavior of the system...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2007, Volume 3: 19th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 1st International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; and 9th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Tire Technologies, Parts A and B, 329-342, September 4–7, 2007
Paper No: DETC2007-34761
... 22 05 2009 This paper reports on an exploratory study of how the architecture of a software product evolves over time. Because software is embedded in many of today’s complex products, and it is prone to relatively rapid change, it is instructive to study software architecture...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2004, Volume 1: 30th Design Automation Conference, 29-38, September 28–October 2, 2004
Paper No: DETC2004-57050
... 30 06 2008 The current practice in problem decomposition assumes that (1) design problems can be rationally decomposed a priori and (2) decomposition can usefully result in complexity reduction a priori . However, this assumption is not always true in reality. In response...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2003, Volume 3a: 8th Design for Manufacturing Conference, 265-271, September 2–6, 2003
Paper No: DETC2003/DFM-48159
... 19 06 2008 There is no doubt that today’s mechanical systems are complex. Mechanical systems tend towards greater complexity as each component interacts with a larger number of neighboring components. This structure of interaction permits function-sharing of the components — one...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2003, Volume 3b: 15th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 525-532, September 2–6, 2003
Paper No: DETC2003/DTM-48648
... complexity. Our metric represents the difficulty that different module boundary interactions, represented by flows in and out of a function, would have in terms of redesign effort. We decomposed medical injector head systems and conducted interviews in two companies to find out a relative redesign effort...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2005, Volume 5a: 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 341-350, September 24–28, 2005
Paper No: DETC2005-85435
... 10 06 2008 Design changes can be surprisingly complex. We examine the problems they cause and discuss the problems involved in predicting how changes propagate, based on empirical studies. To assist this analysis we distinguish between (a) a static background of connectivities (b...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2005, Volume 2: 31st Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 719-727, September 24–28, 2005
Paper No: DETC2005-85284
... sparse and becomes more detailed as the process matures. In this paper, we apply a systems complexity analysis methodology to track the evolution of information complexity for several design process workflows. We used a frame-slot based model to store parametric design information, defined the size...