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Systematic search for design contradictions in systems' architecture : Toward a computer aided analysis. / Coatanéa, Eric; Nonsiri, Sarayut; Roca, Ricardo; Mokammel, Faisal; Kruck, Juliane; Christophe, François.

In: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 19, No. 1, 06.06.2015, p. 25-46.

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Harvard

Coatanéa, E, Nonsiri, S, Roca, R, Mokammel, F, Kruck, J & Christophe, F 2015, 'Systematic search for design contradictions in systems' architecture: Toward a computer aided analysis', Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 25-46. https://doi.org/10.3233/jid-2015-0001

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Coatanéa, E., Nonsiri, S., Roca, R., Mokammel, F., Kruck, J., & Christophe, F. (2015). Systematic search for design contradictions in systems' architecture: Toward a computer aided analysis. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 19(1), 25-46. https://doi.org/10.3233/jid-2015-0001

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Coatanéa E, Nonsiri S, Roca R, Mokammel F, Kruck J, Christophe F. Systematic search for design contradictions in systems' architecture: Toward a computer aided analysis. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. 2015 Jun 6;19(1):25-46. https://doi.org/10.3233/jid-2015-0001

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Coatanéa, Eric ; Nonsiri, Sarayut ; Roca, Ricardo ; Mokammel, Faisal ; Kruck, Juliane ; Christophe, François. / Systematic search for design contradictions in systems' architecture : Toward a computer aided analysis. In: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 25-46.

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