Assessment of changes in engineering design using change propagation cost analysis

DS 87-4 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 4: Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Rebentisch, Eric; Schuh, Günther; Riesener, Michael; Breunig, Stefan; Hoensbroech, Ferdinand
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America; 2: RWTH Aachen, Germany
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 069-078
ISBN: 978-1-904670-92-6
ISSN: 2220-4342

Abstract

roduct requirements, product elements and production processes. Based on this, a change propagation analysis is presented. Initially, alternative technical solutions are generated to fulfill a specific change request. The change impact on both product and production is determined for each alternative. To identify the most cost-effective solution, the overall change costs of each alternative are calculated. Finally, the method is applied to the example of an asynchronous motor design to demonstrate the model’s practical utility.

Keywords: Engineering change management, Change propagation, Design management, Decision making, Simulation

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