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Online Course

Functional and Conceptual Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

Introduce Engineering Design as a structured process, different from the Conventional Design Engineering.

  • Learn the importance of Systematic Design Process in Product Design
  • Identify various steps involved in the design process
  • Learn the importance of “function” and “form” in the design process
  • Apply the systematic design process for product development

INTENDED AUDIENCE :Undergraduate/graduate students interested in new product development
PREREQUISITES :None
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :None

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 : Overview of the design process- How Engg. Design is different from conventional designWeek 2 : Steps in Design Process: Understanding the Opportunity, Mission statementWeek 3 : Customer need identification- Like/Dislike Method, Affinity diagramWeek 4 : Product Specifications: Design Metrics, Bench marking, QFDWeek 5 : HoQ and examplesWeek 6 : Functional Design: Functional Decomposition- FAST, Function structure, Function treeWeek 7 : Functional Decomposition- ExamplesWeek 8 : Product Architecture: Portfolio architectureWeek 9 : Unshared, Modular, customizable architectures; Choosing portfolio architecture, Module heuristicsWeek 10: Concept Development – Converting functions to concepts, Concept development tools- Intuitive and Logical MethodsWeek 11: Brainstorming, 6-3-5, TRIZ Week 12: Concept selection- Concept screening, scoring and ranking ;Laboratory sessions will be part of each module.

Taught by

Prof. Asokan T

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