Search of Solution in Task Based Conceptual Design Method
A task based conceptual design method developed upon long term experience of various mechanical utilities (hand tools, machine tools, testing equipment, utility devices) systemizes key steps of creation of a novel structure instead of intuitive analyzing algorithm of the designer and turns those intuitive efforts into well-organized conceptual design matrix. Recommendations and procedural instructions of this method still being useful and workable need in further detailed description and breakdown of synthesis sub actions leading to creation of novel structures and to decision making about satisfactory design. Further abstraction and generalization of such design tools as decomposition, modelling, database usage and synthesis are firstly based on unified mathematical expressions and are ending in identical per structure resizable matrices assuring proper conditions for decision making and moving to next step of conceptual design. Creative part of each design cycle matrix includes two columns for preliminary and final solutions and two rows for design task and for solution means. Those matrices are including all necessary data for next two design columns referring to visualization and decision making. Current study is a further move in abstraction of solution making step leading to development of premises for construction of a computational algorithm assisting the designer in conceptual design. A conceptual design example shows usage of new operational formats.
KeywordsConceptual Design Structure Solution
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