Design in Engineering Definitions 1

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Representations, usually mathematical in nature of a real item. Typically developed for use in analysis
Inclinations, either recognized or unconcious, that can rise out of past experience
Documents that define minimum standards, normally under force of law, for the performance of an engineering design
Ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress and taking corrective action when necessary
A comparison of benefits gained versus costs incurred
Passive measures designed into the work environment to prevent contact with potential hazards
A representation of some physical thing. In Engineering, usually done with some level of precision and using either electronic or drafting tools
Coordinating people and other resources to carry out the plan
Fully revealed or expressed without vagueness, implication or ambiguity
At one extreme, the complete collapse of a system or structure. At the other extreme, not functioning as intended. When something is designed and it does not do the job, for whatev
Communication from a person who has assessed something to the person responsible for creating it.
Literally, a very small spike in coltage in an electrical cicuit resulting from a sudden added load. However , thanks to the Mercury astronauts in the early 1960's it came to mean
A modification of something that exists
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A process of revisiting the assumptions and approximations as well as the analysis of a design solution to make changes and improvements that will impact the eventual design.
Information that is founded on fact as it is currently understood, or scientifically proveable or measurable data.
A synonym for constraints.
Representations of a real item or system. Can range from physical scale models, through dimensionally similar models, to mathematical demonstrations.
Seeking out the most favourable combination of variable to produce an end product with the best chance of success.
Unduly adhering to one's own opinion or to preconceived notions
The state of being fit to manufacture using processes, materials and skills that are available within reasonable cost. The definition of where this line is drawn is highly variable
First-off, full-scale productions of a new design intended for physical assesment of he product and the associated manufacturing requirements
A sequence of actions or tasks.
A condition in which one can be confident of the performance of a design or the correctness of an assumption or theory.
The level of accuracy required in manufacturing or construction so that parts will fit and function properly. Often seen as +/- measurements associated with dimensions on drawings.
A situation in which everyone on a team accepts and fully supports a decision.

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