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Using an engineering change methodology to support conceptual design

Keller, R.; Eckert, C. M. and Clarkson, P. J. (2009). Using an engineering change methodology to support conceptual design. Journal of Engineering Design, 20(6) pp. 1466–1837.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/09544820802086988
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Abstract

Most designs are modifications from previous products and lessons learned from earlier designs can be beneficial when developing new products. This paper introduces a support strategy for the conceptual design phase, which is based on connectivity models of past designs and allows designers to assess the risk of change spreading between components and facilitates a visual analysis of these change models. Based on the example of a new generation of diesel engine design, it will be shown how the ability to predict change propagation can guide designers through conceptual design allowing them to analyse design alternatives and foresee potential problems arising from the product architecture.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0954-4828
Keywords: conceptual design; change management; visualisation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Design and Innovation
Item ID: 23382
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 13:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23382
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