Kerley, Warren; Wynn, David C.; Eckert, Claudia and Clarkson, John
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1504/IJSOM.2011.041988|
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Many aerospace companies are currently making the transition to providing fully-integrated product-service offerings in which their products are designed from the outset with lifecycle considerations in mind. Based on a case study at Rolls-Royce, Civil Aerospace, this paper demonstrates how an interactive approach to process simulation can be used to support the redesign of existing design processes in order to incorporate life-cycle engineering (LCE) considerations. The case study provides insights into the problems of redesigning the conceptual stages of a complex, concurrent engineering design process and the practical value of process simulation as a tool to support the specification of process changes in the context of engineering design. The paper also illustrates how development of a simulation model can provide significant benefit to companies through the understanding of process behaviour that is gained through validating the behaviour of the model using different design and iteration scenarios.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.|
|Keywords:||jet engine design; life-cycle engineering (LCE); process change; design process simulation; applied signposting model (ASM)|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Design, Development, Environment and Materials|
|Depositing User:||Claudia Eckert|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jan 2012 16:47|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2013 19:17|
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