Design Change Impact Analysis during Early Design Specification

McKay, Kevin, Bramall, David, Roger, Brian, Chapman, Peter, Cheung, Wai Ming and Maropoulos, Paul (2003) Design Change Impact Analysis during Early Design Specification. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 16 (7-8). pp. 598-604. ISSN 0951-192X

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Product design is not a linear process, with all stages of a product advancing at the same rate. Re-use of past design elements in conjunction with introducing new, loosely specified parts within a modern distributed and collaborative design environment presents a problem in accurately estimating likely quality, cost and delivery metrics. This paper presents a new methodology termed 'Feature Elasticity', which determines the impact of change on a product's design in terms of its effect upon the relevant process plan as part of an internet-enabled and knowledge-enriched aggregate process-planning system. The methodology is demonstrated via an example based upon an industrial case study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:25
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 22:03

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