Development of a Functional Basis for Design

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Robert B. Stone

Department of Basic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409e-mail: rstone@umr.edu

Kristin L. Wood

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712e-mail: wood@mail.utexas.edu

J. Mech. Des 122(4), 359-370 (Aug 01, 1999) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289637 History: Received August 01, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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A Black Box model for a power screwdriver
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Examples of two function chains for a power screwdriver. (a) A sequential function chain for the flow of electricity and torque. (b) A parallel function chain for the flow of human force.
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The functional model for a power screwdriver
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Comparison of earlier function taxonomies with the functional basis. TIPS 30 function descriptions are also represented as functions and flows and shown to be subsumed by the functional basis. The taxonomies to the left of the functional basis column have evolved from function-based design methodologies while the TIPS was an independent development from the Soviet Union.
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The hot air popcorn popper discussed in this example
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Functional model of the hot air popcorn popper generated without a structured vocabulary (FM A)
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Functional model of the hot air popcorn popper generated using the functional basis (FM B)



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