Simplified evaluation criterion for concepts of engineering design based on cost, simplicity, and safety

Chang Hee Cho, Soo Won Chae, Kwon Hee Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In the early stages of engineering design, numerous concepts may be envisioned and suggested. Considering normal time constraints, a large degree of design freedom may be a major challenge at this stage. Candidate concepts should be reviewed quickly and the final choice should be correct. In this regard, a simplified evaluation criterion based on cost, simplicity, and safety is suggested. Cost is estimated by required level of tolerance. Simplicity is represented by the number of parts, assembly steps, and fasteners. Safety is assessed by the level of potential failure. The proposed criterion is applied to an example swivel structure for a flat panel display stand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4319-4328
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Flat panel displays
Fasteners
Costs

Keywords

  • Concept design
  • Cost
  • Evolution criteria
  • Safety
  • Simplicity
  • Swivel structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

@article{8f63943eb73b45d1adc1ab691c4fd47f,
title = "Simplified evaluation criterion for concepts of engineering design based on cost, simplicity, and safety",
abstract = "In the early stages of engineering design, numerous concepts may be envisioned and suggested. Considering normal time constraints, a large degree of design freedom may be a major challenge at this stage. Candidate concepts should be reviewed quickly and the final choice should be correct. In this regard, a simplified evaluation criterion based on cost, simplicity, and safety is suggested. Cost is estimated by required level of tolerance. Simplicity is represented by the number of parts, assembly steps, and fasteners. Safety is assessed by the level of potential failure. The proposed criterion is applied to an example swivel structure for a flat panel display stand.",
keywords = "Concept design, Cost, Evolution criteria, Safety, Simplicity, Swivel structure",
author = "Cho, {Chang Hee} and Chae, {Soo Won} and Kim, {Kwon Hee}",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s12206-017-0830-9",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "4319--4328",
journal = "Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology",
issn = "1738-494X",
publisher = "Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Simplified evaluation criterion for concepts of engineering design based on cost, simplicity, and safety

AU - Cho, Chang Hee

AU - Chae, Soo Won

AU - Kim, Kwon Hee

PY - 2017/9/1

Y1 - 2017/9/1

N2 - In the early stages of engineering design, numerous concepts may be envisioned and suggested. Considering normal time constraints, a large degree of design freedom may be a major challenge at this stage. Candidate concepts should be reviewed quickly and the final choice should be correct. In this regard, a simplified evaluation criterion based on cost, simplicity, and safety is suggested. Cost is estimated by required level of tolerance. Simplicity is represented by the number of parts, assembly steps, and fasteners. Safety is assessed by the level of potential failure. The proposed criterion is applied to an example swivel structure for a flat panel display stand.

AB - In the early stages of engineering design, numerous concepts may be envisioned and suggested. Considering normal time constraints, a large degree of design freedom may be a major challenge at this stage. Candidate concepts should be reviewed quickly and the final choice should be correct. In this regard, a simplified evaluation criterion based on cost, simplicity, and safety is suggested. Cost is estimated by required level of tolerance. Simplicity is represented by the number of parts, assembly steps, and fasteners. Safety is assessed by the level of potential failure. The proposed criterion is applied to an example swivel structure for a flat panel display stand.

KW - Concept design

KW - Cost

KW - Evolution criteria

KW - Safety

KW - Simplicity

KW - Swivel structure

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85029954737&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85029954737&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s12206-017-0830-9

DO - 10.1007/s12206-017-0830-9

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85029954737

VL - 31

SP - 4319

EP - 4328

JO - Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

JF - Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

SN - 1738-494X

IS - 9

ER -