Towards a framework for value-driven design in civil aerospace systems: a case study

Cheung, Julie, Scanlan, Jim and Wiseall, Steve (2009) Towards a framework for value-driven design in civil aerospace systems: a case study. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology


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Value-Driven Design combines economic theory, systems engineering and multi-disciplinary analysis and optimisation to help improve the design of complex systems. An approach to Value-Driven Design is the surplus value theory, which utilises financial measures to act as a scoring function for how much a design is worth to the operation of an entire system. This is beneficial for design decisionmaking in system trades and technology evaluation. In this paper, a Value-Driven Design methodology is introduced using the surplus value metric and applied to an aerospace system case study.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1755-5817 (print)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Computational Engineering and Design
ePrint ID: 71634
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
14 December 2009Submitted
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:03

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