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Jiju Antony : Professor of Quality Management, Heriot Watt University
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Professor Jiju Antony (BE, MSc, PhD, FIOM,FRSS,FCQI,FISSP)
Professor of Quality Management and LSS Master Black Belt
Professor Jiju Antony, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Enhancing Robust Design with the Aid of TRIZ and Axiomatic Design
Ford Motor Company
Wayne State University
American Supplier Institute
This paper describes how to use the framework of Axiomatic Design to identify a proper system output response and bridge the gap between the conceptual design and the parameter design to facilitate the upfront robustness thinking. It could be, for instance, be a design review process to investigate how a design concept may be optimized to desensitize the side effects of noise factors. It is shown that using bottom-up approach based on axiomatic design bridges the gap between conceptual design and parameter design. By applying these methods the engineer gains deeper insight of design concept structure and the physical effects of the corresponding design parameters.
Keywords: Axiomatic Design; Robust Design; Basic Function; Ideal Function; S-Field Analysis; Mode of Action.