A model of synthesis based on functional reasoning

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a model of how to carry out functional reasoning. The model is based on the domain theory, and it links the stepwise determination of the artefact´s characteristics during the design process to different ways of carrying out functional reasoning found in the literature. The model proposes of a set of the mental objects and a number of ways to carry out functional reasoning available to the engineering designer. The result of the research presented in this paper is the building of a hypothesis "in the form of a model" with explanatory power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Design Conference 2002
PublisherProfessional Engineering Publishing Limited
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventEngineering Design Conference 2002 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 200211 Jul 2002

Conference

ConferenceEngineering Design Conference 2002
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period09/07/200211/07/2002

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