Decision Making in Engineering Design

Decision Making in Engineering Design

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By Kemper E. Lewis, Wei Chen, and Linda C. Schmidt

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Whether you are an engineer facing decisions in product design, an instructor or student engaged in course work, or a researcher exploring new options and opportunities, you can turn to Decision Making in Engineering Design for:

--Foundations and fundamentals of making decisions in product design;
--Clear examples of effective application of Decision-Based Design;
--State-of-the-art theory and practice in Decision-Based Design;
--Thoughtful insights on validation, uncertainty, preferences, distributed design, demand modeling, and other issues;
--End-of-chapter exercise problems to facilitate learning.

With this advanced text, you become current with research results on DBD developed since the inception of The Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design, a project funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • Publisher: ASME
  • Publish Date: 2006
  • Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0791802469

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Table of Contents

Preface About the Editors Table of Contents Section 1: Chapter 1 – The Need for Design Theory Research, Delcie R.Durham Chapter 2 – The Open Workshop on Decision-Based Design, Wei Chen, Kemper E. Lewis, Linda C.Schmidt Section 2: Decision Theory in Engineering Design: Introduction Chapter 3 – Utility Function Fundamentals, Deborah L. Thurston Chapter 4 – Normative Decision Analysis in Engineering Design, Sundar Krishnamurty Chapter 5 – Fundamentals and Implications of Decision Making, Donald G. Saari Chapter 6 – Preference Modeling in Engineering Design, Jonathan Barzilai Section 3: Concept Generation Chapter 7 – Stimulating Creative Design Alternatives Using Customer Values, Ralph L. Keeney Chapter 8 – Generating Design Alternatives Across Abstraction Levels, William H. Wood, Hui Dong Section 4: Demand Modeling Chapter 9 – Fundamentals of Economic Demand Modeling: Lessons from Travel Demand Analysis, Kenneth A. Small Chapter 10 – Discrete Choice Demand Modeling for Decision-Based Design, Henk Jan Wassenaar, Deepak K. D. Kumar, Wei Chen Chapter 11 – The Role of Demand Modeling in Product Planning, H.E. Cook Section 5: Views on Aggregating Preferences in Engineering Design Chapter 12 – Multiattribute Utility Analysis of Conflicting Preferences, Deborah Thurston Chapter 13 – On the Legitimacy of Pairwise Comparisons, Clive L. Dym, William H. Wood, Michael J. Scott Chapter 14 – Multiattribute Decision Making Using Hypothetical Equivalents and Inequivalents, Tung-King See, Ashwin Gurnami, Kemper E. Lewis Chapter 15 – Multiobjective Decision Making Using Physical Programming, Achille Messac Section 6: Making Product Design Decisions in an Enterprise Context Chapter 16 – Decision-Based Collaborative Optimization of Multidisciplinary Systems, John E. Renaud, Xiaoyu (Stacey) Gu Chapter 17 – A Designer’s View to Economics and Finance, Panos Y. Papalambros, Panayotis Georgiopoulos Chapter 18 – Multilevel Optimization for Enterprise Driven Decision-Based Product Design, Deepak K. D. Kumar, Wei Chen, Harrison M. Kim Chapter 19 – A Decision-Based Perspective on the Vehicle Development Process, Joseph A. Donndelinger Chapter 20 – Product Development and Decision Production Systems, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Linda C. Schmidt Section 7: Decision Making in Decentralized Design Environments Chapter 21 – Game Theory in Decision Making, Charalambos. D. Aliprantis, Subir K. Chakrabarti Chapter 22 – Analysis of Negotiation Protocols for Distributed Design, Timothy Middelkoop, David L. Pepyne, Abhijit Deshmukh Chapter 23 – The Dynamics of Decentralized Design Processes: The Issue of Convergence and Its Impact on Decision Making, Vincent Chanron, Kemper E. Lewis Chapter 24 – Value Aggregation for Collaborative Design Decision Making, Yan Jin, Mohammad Reza Danesh Section 8: Validation of Design Methods Chapter 25 – The Validation Square: How Does One Verify and Validate a Design Method? Carolyn C. Seepersad, Kjartan Pedersen, Jan Emblemsvag, Reid Bailey, Janet K. Allen, Farrokh Mistree Chapter 26 – Model-Based Validation of Design Methods, Dan Frey, Xiang Li Chapter 27 – Development and Use of Design Method Validation Criteria, Andrew Olewnik, Kemper E. Lewis
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