ME393, Winter 1999-2000
Design Methodologies
Revision Date: November 24, 1999

This class examines the synthesis of mechanical designs using various design methodologies.   These methodologies provide a means for taking a broad problem definition and generating design concepts or parameterized designs ready for analysis.

Hazelrigg G., Systems Engineering: An Approach to Information-Based Design
Pahl and Beitz, Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach
Suh, N., The Principles of Design


1. Axiomatic Design
2. Decision Based Design
3. Systematic Design
4. Catalog Design
5. Parametric Design
Grading for this class is based upon group and individual performance in the laboratories and projects.