Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186625
Title:
The system design process is intractable, but robust.
Author:
Chapman, William Luther.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The system design process is intractable, but robust. The process is intractable because it is proven to be NP-complete. It is robust, because the tools used to do the system design are robust and allow for very good, but not optimal, solutions. The system design process is proven to be NP-complete by reduction of the Knapsack problem. The solutions used to solve the NP-complete problem called the Traveling Salesman Problem, will be examined with respect to how real designs are done. The design methodology is analyzed by a series of seventeen actual case studies. The tools evaluated are Quality Function Deployment and Design of Experiments. A sensitivity analysis of Quality Function Deployment is performed. It is proven to be insensitive to changes in weights and relationships. The needs and uses of modeling and prototypes in the system design process are examined. An actual prototype is analyzed using Design of Experiments. The Design of Experiments technique is shown to be very useful during the test and integration activity of the system design process.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Electrical engineering.; Industrial engineering.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Systems and Industrial Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bahill, A. Terry

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe system design process is intractable, but robust.en_US
dc.creatorChapman, William Luther.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChapman, William Luther.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe system design process is intractable, but robust. The process is intractable because it is proven to be NP-complete. It is robust, because the tools used to do the system design are robust and allow for very good, but not optimal, solutions. The system design process is proven to be NP-complete by reduction of the Knapsack problem. The solutions used to solve the NP-complete problem called the Traveling Salesman Problem, will be examined with respect to how real designs are done. The design methodology is analyzed by a series of seventeen actual case studies. The tools evaluated are Quality Function Deployment and Design of Experiments. A sensitivity analysis of Quality Function Deployment is performed. It is proven to be insensitive to changes in weights and relationships. The needs and uses of modeling and prototypes in the system design process are examined. An actual prototype is analyzed using Design of Experiments. The Design of Experiments technique is shown to be very useful during the test and integration activity of the system design process.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectElectrical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectIndustrial engineering.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems and Industrial Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBahill, A. Terryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWymore, A. Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDuckstein, Lucienen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPierce, Edwinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRozenblit, Jerzyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9424958en_US
dc.identifier.oclc722429283en_US
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