Masters Theses


Development of conceptual automation solutions through process and functional modeling of human-centric processes and related products

Keywords and Phrases

Functional grammars; Functional syntax


"Modern product design is increasingly requiring designers to work beyond single domain engineering. Designers are being required to synergistically combine elements spanning multiple engineering domains. This is especially prevalent in the design of automation solutions where elements from mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering must be concurrently designed and function flawlessly together to create a working mechatronic system...This research explores the use of process and product information to generate the information required to create a conceptual functional model for an automation solution"--Abstract, page iv.


McAdams, Daniel A.
Stone, Robert B.

Committee Member(s)

Landers, Robert G.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Process modeling methodology for automation of manual and time dependent processes
  • Clarifying signal flows for functional models of automation solutions through functional basis rules and grammars


xi, 110 pages


© 2006 Robert Lewis Nagel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Engineering design
Functional programming (Computer science)
Human-computer interaction -- Design

Thesis Number

T 9083

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