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Redesigning the design process through interactive simulation: A case study of life-cycle engineering in jet engine conceptual design

Kerley, W and Wynn, DC and Eckert, C and Clarkson, PJ (2011) Redesigning the design process through interactive simulation: A case study of life-cycle engineering in jet engine conceptual design. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 10. pp. 30-51. ISSN 1744-2370

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Abstract

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 life-cycle 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. Keywords: jet engine design; life-cycle engineering; LCE; process change; design process simulation; applied signposting model; ASM. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied signposting model ASM Design process simulation Jet engine design LCE Life-cycle engineering Process change
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:30
DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2011.041988