RedesignIT—A Model-Based Tool for Managing Design Changes

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Gabriel Aguirre Ollinger

Mechanical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Thomas F. Stahovich

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521

J. Mech. Des 126(2), 208-216 (May 05, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1666888 History: Received January 01, 2002; Online May 05, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Engines , Design , Pistons , Torque
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One cylinder of a diesel engine
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A simplified causal model of a diesel engine. Exogenous quantities are indicated by gray, shaded boxes.
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The tree of causal paths emanating from the quantity “piston stroke”
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A confluence of causal influences
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Best two redesign plans for increasing the torque of the diesel engine. Search settings: Maximum plan length=5, Maximum number of plans beginning with a given quantity=10.




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