Towards assessing the value of aerospace components: a conceptual scenario
2011 (English)In: mpacting society through engineering design: ICED 11 København, the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design / [ed] ve Culley, Ben Hicks, Tim McAloone, T.J. Howard, Glasgow, UK: The Design Society, 2011, Vol. 18, 226-235 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The development of complex products, characterized by long lifecycles and deep supply chains, requires enhanced capabilities to assess, in an early design stage, the value of a solution not merely from a requirement fulfillment perspective. The paper proposes a conceptual scenario, described in terms of activities, inputs, outputs, actors and mechanisms, which details how aircraft components can be developed and assessed with a focus on their value contribution at system level. The scenario proposes a set of methodological and technological tools needed to enable value assessment in preliminary design, and has been created and preliminary validated together with major European aerospace manufacturers. The importance of being able to communicate the lifecycle value contribution of design solutions during the development work emerged clearly from the study. In this spirit, an approach to visualize such contribution directly in a 3D CAD model (across a set of value criteria, dimensions and drivers) has been proposed and it is currently under development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow, UK: The Design Society, 2011. Vol. 18, 226-235 p.
Value driven design, Decision making, Knowledge maturity, Value visualization
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-12111ISBN: 978-1-904670-29-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-12111DiVA: diva2:938259
International Conference on Engineering Design
ProjectsCRESCENDO - Collaborative and Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme