Workshops

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Whole Day Workshops

Prof. Christopher A. Brown, FASME

Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester Polytechnic Institutehool of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester

Prof. Miguel Cavique

Sciences and Technology Department, Escola Naval, Base Naval de Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Goran Putnik

ALGORITMI Center, University of Minho, Portugal

Dr. Cátia Alves

ALGORITMI Center, University of Minho, Portugal

A Whole Day Workshop

Abstract

This workshop is intended to provide participants with an initial working knowledge and ability for innovations using Axiomatic Design. The practice of engineering design can be transformed to an rigorous innovative process by the applications of Suh’s design axioms. The workshop begins with the establishment of a philosophical foundation for design based on axioms. It extracts the essence from Suh’s seminal book, The Principles of Design, to explain the fundamental theory of Axiomatic Design. It introduces to participants a process, which exploits the theory, to produce the best possible design solutions. The naturalness of Suh’s Axioms are discussed. Traditional algorithmic design processes imply that a good process yields a good result, yet there is no philosophical or theoretical basis for this implication. Suh’s Axioms provide a scientific basis for evaluating the quality of a design, regardless of the process. The workshop shows how to develop a creative idea into a useful innovation. Creative energy is directed logically to produce viable design solutions. Just as a free-body diagram is essential to the application of Newton’s Laws, an appropriate decomposition of the design problem is essential to the exploitation of Axiomatic Design to produce innovations. The hieratical decomposition process is described and practiced. Design problems are decomposed into three, parallel domains: functional, physical, and process, descending from abstract, or conceptual, to specific, or detailed. The integration of the detailed components from the decomposition into a complete design solution, following the dictates of Suh’s Axioms, completes the solution.

Technical conditions: N/A

Date: 07th May 2019 (Tuesday)

Duration: 9:30-13:00 and 14:30-18:00

Number of participants: máx. 30

Workshop registration fee: 130€.

                   Includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration fee for undergraduate students is free (not incluiding lunch), under the condition of available seats

Prof. Christopher A. Brown, FASME

Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester Polytechnic Institutehool of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester

In 1983, Chris earned his PhD at the University of Vermont, where he first learned about Axiomatic Design (AD) in a visiting lecture from Nam Suh. Chris then spent four years in the Materials Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Subsequently he was a senior research engineer working on product and process research and design at Atlas Copco's European research center, where he sued AD. Since the fall of 1989, Chris has been on the faculty at WPI, where he started teaching AD in 1990.  Chris has published over a hundred and fifty papers on AD, manufacturing, surface metrology, and sports engineering. He has patents on characterizing surface roughness, friction testing, and sports equipment. He also developed software for surface texture analysis.  He currently teaches grad courses on AD of manufacturing processes, and on surface metrology, and undergraduate courses on manufacturing and on skiing technology.  He also consults and teaches courses for industry, on AD and on surface metrology.

Prof. Miguel Cavique

Sciences and Technology Department, 

Escola Naval, Base Naval de Lisboa, Portugal

Miguel Cavique is Professor at the Naval Academy in Naval Engineering fields of Mechanics. He received the diplomat Engineer from the IST (now part of the Lisbon University) in 1983, the Master from the IST in 1991 and the Ph.D. from the New University of Lisbon in 2011, on machine design. In the 80s, he ran the department of gas network design of the Electricity of Portugal (EDP). Thus, changed to IBM as system engineering where he gave support to bank customers on relational databases. In the Polytechnic of Setubal (1991-2015), he dedicated his work to the areas of gas networks and air conditioning, in combination to consultancy activities on air-conditioning design and energy auditing of buildings. He is specialist on air conditioning by the chartered association of engineers in Portugal, life member of the commission of the air conditioning specialization of the same association and member of ASHRAE. Prof. Miguel Cavique devoted the last decade to the development and application of Axiomatic Design (AD), in particular in what concerns to the design of air-conditioning systems, and most recently to the application of AD to the naval industry.

 

Workshop 2 - Design as Exponential Technology: Social Network based Design

A Whole Day Workshop

Abstract

Industry 4.0 (i4.0) embeds Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for enabling virtually total digitalization and connectivity as a distinguished feature of i4.0. One of the effects of virtually total digitalization and connectivity are so-called Exponential Technologies.

Exponential Technologies are metaphorically described as technologies that follow Moore’s law, by which the system’s capacity duplicate each 18 months. Within the context of i4.0 and exponential technologies, the challenge, in the context of Design, is whether Design could be organized as, or represents, an exponential technology.

One of the approaches to Design as an exponential technology is development of new organizational forms for Design, which would have exponential technologies like behaviour. This behaviour could address growth in number of designers, design process efficiency and similar.

Social Network based Design is a new organizational form with capacity to behave as exponential technology, and with capacity to respond to the challenges of i4.0. In Social Network based Design, the designers are connected over internet in a large and complex networks, with exponential technologies features.

The workshop is structured in four modules, as follows:

  1. Introduction: Exponential Technologies as the i4.0 challenge. What does it mean organization as Social Network. Design organized as Social Network.

  2. Working example: presentation of the case for the exercise, and exercise setup.

  3. Practical exercise.

  4. Analysis of the exercise outputs, future research and development directions, and conclusions.

Technical conditions: each participant has to have its own Laptop computer, with Wi-fi internet connection, as the whole practical work will be realized over internet.

Special Technical conditions for remote participation: it is also possible remote participation on the workshop through Skype.

Date: 07th May 2019 (Tuesday)

Duration: 9:30-13:00 and 14:30-18:00

Number of participants: min. 8 ; máx. 30

Workshop registration fee: 130€.

                   Includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration fee for undergraduate students is free (not incluiding lunch), under the condition of available seats

Prof. Goran Putnik

ALGORITMI Center, University of Minho, Portugal

Goran D. Putnik, Dr. Habil., DrSc., Full Professor, Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. His scientific and engineering interests are networked and collaborative organizations, distributed, agile and virtual production systems and enterprises design and management theory, complexity management in organizations and advanced organizational models and methodologies for higher education. His publishing record comprises more than 200 publications in international and national journals and conferences, including 12 books. He serves as a member of Editorial Board for several International Journals. He is an associate member of the International Academy for Production Engineering CIRP. He has developed the “Social Networked based Education” (SNE) and “NVC Learning Factory” (NVCLF), Learning Factory platform for advanced networked, virtual, collaborative, and service-based manufacturing systems and organizations, that he and his collaborators has successfully implemented in Industrial Engineering master and post-graduate courses.

Dr. Cátia Alves

ALGORITMI Center, University of Minho, Portugal

Cátia Alves, PhD, is a researcher at the Department of Production and Systems Engineering, and at the research center ALGORITMI, of the University of Minho. She earned his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minho. She is also a collaborator within the application of the “Social Networked based Education” (SNE) and “NVC Learning Factory” (NVCLF), Learning Factory platform for advanced networked, virtual, collaborative, and service-based manufacturing systems and organizations, in  the Industrial Engineering master and post-graduate courses. Her research interests are production scheduling, real time management systems, ubiquitous manufacturing and agile manufacturing.

 

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Published on August 2018. Updated on August 2019