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Solution Definition

A solution is the outcome of steps to solve a problem through design, testing, and improvement. For example, developing a prototype that meets success criteria.

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Engineering Design Process

Fun Facts

  • A three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) model can be developed to design a possible solution.
  • Mechanical engineers work on design solutions to make engines faster and more fuel efficient.
  • Engineers use ides from math, science, and technology to design solutions to problems.

Why Do We Need To Know About Solution

Learning about how useful solutions are helps you understand how engineers use science and math to fix real-life problems. Engineers use what they know to come up with new ideas, like making cars use less gas or making robots work better, and building things like roads and bridges.

Chemical engineers find ways to deal with plastic waste and create new fuels and medicines, helping the environment and health care. Aerospace engineers make rockets that can land by themselves, showing how engineering helps in space travel. All these examples show how engineers design solutions that makes technology better and improves our lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the engineering design process?
The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers use to help come up with a solution to an engineering problem.
What are some things you need to know in order to solve a design problem?
You must define the problem, including listing all of the criteria and constraints.
How might you go about developing possible solutions to a design problem?
You could brainstorm, research, test materials, sketch, diagram, develop a CAD (computer-aided design), or build a model or prototype.
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