1st Edition

Designing Complex Products with Systems Engineering Processes and Techniques





ISBN 9781138073753
Published November 22, 2017 by CRC Press
490 Pages 102 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and usability and meeting program timings and budgets. Part I covers systems engineering concepts, issues, and bases in product design. Part II examines quality, human factors, and safety engineering approaches. Part III describes important tools and methods used in these fields, and Part IV includes other relevant integration topics, interesting applications of useful techniques, and observations from a few "landmark" product development case studies.

Table of Contents

Systems Engineering Concepts, Issues and Methods in Product Design
Introduction to Products, Processes and Product Development
Systems Engineering and Other Disciplines in Product Design
Decision Making and Trade-Offs
Attributes and Requirements and Functional Analyses
Understanding and Managing Interfaces
Product Evaluation, Verification and Validation
Program Planning and Management
Cost Considerations and Models

Quality, Human Factors and Safety Engineering Approaches
Quality Engineering
Human Factors in Product Design
Safety Engineering in Product Design

Tools and Methods
Methods and Tool Box
Product Development Tools
Quality Tools
Human Factors Engineering Tools
Safety Engineering Tools

Applications, Case Studies and Integration
System Decomposition, Interface Diagram, Interface Matrix, Requirements Cascade and Verification Tests
Case Studies and Integration
Future Research Issues

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"I personally believe that a book like this is a ‘gold mine’ for academics, as well as for practitioners in leading R&D roles. It is easily readable, scientifically rigorous and full of examples. I strongly suggest its reading."
Production Planning and Control, August 2016

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