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IF ASKED WHAT FORMAL LANGUAGE THEY USE TO COMMUNIcate about mechanical design, most engineers will respond with a variety of answers. Some will proclaim it is descriptive geometry, used to convey a visual description of the designed part. Others will say it is the functional mathematics of analysis, as practiced for several centuries by engineers and(More)
The design of an aircraft engine involves careful application of quantitative analysis and qualitative evaluation to determine a suitable configuration for meeting functional constraints. In the traditional approach this implies a tedious manual process must be performed. In addition, the depth of experience of the practitioner plays a large role in the(More)
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