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A functional analysis of change propagation

Flanagan, T. L.; Eckert, C. M.; Smith, J.; Eger, T. and Clarkson, P. J. (2003). A functional analysis of change propagation. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'03), 19-21 August 2003, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

A thorough understanding of change propagation is fundamental to effective change management during product redesign. A new model of change propagation, as a result of the interaction of form and function is presented and used to develop an analysis method that determines how change is likely to propagate. The analysis produces a Design Structure Matrix, which clearly illustrates change propagation paths and highlights connections that could otherwise be ignored. This provides the user with an in-depth knowledge of product connectivity, which has the potential to support the design process and reduce the product's susceptibility to future change.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 13232
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2009 14:36
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 16:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13232
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