Axiomatic Design in Large Systems

Complex Products, Buildings and Manufacturing Systems

  • Amro M. Farid
  • Nam P. Suh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Large Complex Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Efren M. Benavides, Joan B. Rodriguez
      Pages 81-104
    3. Alessandro Giorgetti, Andrea Girgenti, Paolo Citti, Massimo Delogu
      Pages 131-148
  4. Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Marianna Marchesi, John E. Fernández, Dominik T. Matt
      Pages 175-200
  5. Manufacturing Systems

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-322

About this book


This book provides a synthesis of recent developments in Axiomatic Design theory and its application in large complex systems. Introductory chapters provide concise tutorial materials for graduate students and new practitioners, presenting the fundamentals of Axiomatic Design and relating its key concepts to those of model-based systems engineering. A mathematical exposition of design axioms is also provided.

The main body of the book, which represents a concentrated treatment of several applications, is divided into three parts covering work on: complex products; buildings; and manufacturing systems.

The book shows how design work in these areas can benefit from the scientific and systematic underpinning provided by Axiomatic Design, and in so doing effectively combines the state of the art in design research with practice. All contributions were written by an international group of leading proponents of Axiomatic Design. The book concludes with a call to action motivating further research into the engineering design of large complex systems.


Axiomatic Design Theory Design Methodology Systems Engineering Engineering Design Complex Systems Building and Infrastructure Systems Manufacturing System Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Amro M. Farid
    • 1
  • Nam P. Suh
    • 2
  1. 1.Thayer School of EngineeringDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32387-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32388-6
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