Teaching students the basics of designing experimental research equipment

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This paper presents some considerations concerning the application of axiomatic design in research. In such a case, the researcher sometimes needs to quickly find equipment that is adequate to certain experimental conditions; thus, the researcher is both customer and designer. On the other hand, because the researcher must give creative solutions to some
stages of the research, he could be interested in using methods capable of stimulating technical and scientific creativity. This paper discusses some of the results obtained in
a Romanian technical university concerning the possibility to stimulate the students’ creativity. A case study of the application of axiomatic design in order to develop a device
for electrical discharge machining of curvilinear axis holes is also presented; this device was needed in a study in the field of non-conventional machining technologies.
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Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventThe 6th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD2011) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceThe 6th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD2011)
Period1/01/11 → …

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