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Nam P. Suh focussed his axiomatic design theories on methods to understand and deal with complexity. Suh is a well-respected designer and researcher in the fields of manufacturing and composite materials. He is best known for his systems that aim to speed up and simplify the process of design for manufacturing. The 'axioms' in axiomatic design refer to a process to help engineers reduce design specifications down to their simplest components, so that the engineers can produce the simplest possible solution to a problem. Complexity, besides being a key area of burgeoning research in disciplines interested in complex systems and chaos theory (like computer science and physics), is a complicating factor in engineering design that many engineers find difficult to overcome. Suh's multidisciplinary exploration of complex systems is meant to eliminate much of the confusion and allow engineers to accommodate complexity within simple, elegant design solutions.mold. The temperature of the plastic is decreased by removing the thermal energy in the molten plastic through the surface of the cold mold. ... Furthermore, the mold is rigid and does not change its dimensions. ... These nucleated cells grow to microscale bubbles of fairly uniform size, expanding to fill the mold and thus eliminating the need to apply ... When the polymer with dissolved gas is injected under high pressure at a fast injection rate (pressure drop rate unit time of at least 10anbsp;...

Author:Nam P. Suh
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2005-01-01


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