Engineering of Intelligent Systems

Volume 2070 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 92-100


Hierarchical Approach for Engineering Skills Acquisition

  • Mark S. LevinAffiliated withDept. of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University

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The article addresses the use of hierarchical morphological design framework for engineering skills acquisition. The hierarchical ap- proach is the best way for structuring some complex design skills in the field of composite systems. Applications of the hierarchical morpho- logical approach involve hierarchical description, design and analysis of composite systems, and an analysis of system evolution. Our material de- scribes the following: (i) some hierarchical structures and combinatorial operations, (ii) hierarchical information, (iii) hierarchical processes (e.g., AHP, hierarchical decision making), (iv) our hierarchical morphological approach (HMA), (v) many applications of hierarchical morphological approach, (vi) some strategies for acquisition of engineering skills, and (vii) usefulness for engineering education and extension / structuring of engineering skills.