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Integrating physical and virtual testing to improve confidence in product design

Tahera, K.; Earl, C. and Eckert, C. (2012). Integrating physical and virtual testing to improve confidence in product design. In: Workshop on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes , 29-30 November 2012, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

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Abstract

Although testing is a value adding activity and improves confidence in design, lengthy physical testing in one phase can delay the product development process, because testing and design processes are closely intertwined. This study identifies that, due to long procurement times and lengthy physical tests, companies may have no choice but to redesign tasks before testing results are available in order to meet product delivery deadlines. This increases uncertainties therefore reduces confidence in design. This research proposes a model of integrated virtual and physical testing to support the testing and subsequent redesign phases of product development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 EDC, University of Cambridge
Keywords: testing; virtual testing; physical testing; CAE; confidence; overlapping
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 35754
Depositing User: Khadija Tahera
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 13:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35754
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