Vaibhav Sharma

Design Space Explorer

Optimum design theory

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My design process flowchart.

Project Description

University at Buffalo
MS Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Design Theories
Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Research

Even though the process of design may seem unstructured to many, there is a vast body of knowledge that has analyzed it to great lengths. In graduate school, I gravitated towards the literature of design theory because I was always fascinated by the idea of consolidating the design process. In a course called Advanced Design Theories, I created my own theory on conducting design and scaling it for manufacturing.

The concepts I outline in my paper have given me a solid framework to drive product design at Type A Machines.

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  • Advanced design theory
  • Optimization in engineering design
  • Design analytics
  • Decision making in engineering design