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Optimizing overlap between testing and design in engineering product development processes

Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher (2013). Optimizing overlap between testing and design in engineering product development processes. In: 23rd CIRP Design Conference, 14 - 15 March 2013, Bochum, Germany, Springer, pp. 201–210.

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Abstract

To reduce product development time, upstream testing and down-stream design processes are often overlapped. Existing studies do not recom-mend overlapping in situations where test results may have a significant effect on downstream redesign. However, this study identifies that, due to long pro-curement time and lengthy physical tests, companies may have no choice but to overlap these tasks to meet product delivery deadlines. This research investi-gates how a case study company manages these overlaps, and proposes a model to support the overlapping of testing and subsequent redesign phases.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3-642-30817-1, 978-3-642-30817-8
ISSN: 2194-0533
Extra Information: Smart Product Engineering
Proceedings of the 23rd CIRP Design Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 11th - 13th, 2013
Editors: Michael Abramovici, Rainer Stark
Lecture Notes in Production Engineering
Keywords: product development process; physical testing; virtual testing; overlapping
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 35753
Depositing User: Khadija Tahera
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 10:09
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 03:13
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35753
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