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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.882 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • System Design and Analysis based on AD and Complexity Theories 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Taesik Lee
    Prof. Nam Suh 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.882 System Design and Analysis based on AD and Complexity Theories

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture slides and suggested problems from the course textbooks as study materials.

    Course Description

    This course studies what makes a good design and how one develops a good design. Students consider how the design of engineered systems (such as hardware, software, materials, and manufacturing systems) differ from the "design" of natural systems such as biological systems; discuss complexity and how one makes use of complexity theory to improve design; and discover how one uses axiomatic design theory (AD theory) in design of many different kinds of engineered systems. Questions are analyzed using Axiomatic Design Theory and Complexity Theory. Case studies are presented including the design of machines, tribological systems, materials, manufacturing systems, and recent inventions. Implications of AD and complexity theories on biological systems discussed.

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