5. Design Methods

5.1 Black Box Design

• Characterized by considering inputs and outputs only, while disregarding what is in the box.

• This approach can be used for off-the-shelf components.

• There is a heavy dependence on the manufacturers specifications.

5.2 References

5.1 Ullman, D.G., The Mechanical Design Process, McGraw-Hill, 1997.

 

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