About: Product engineering is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 7422 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 170185 citation(s).
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01 Jan 1984
TL;DR: The second edition of Pahl & Beitz as mentioned in this paper is a key text in engineering design, which has established itself as a key document in the field of engineering design and has been widely used in the literature.
Abstract: This is the second, enlarged and updated edition of Pahl & Beitz which has established itself as a key text in Engineering Design. The translation is by Ken Wallace of the University of Cambridge with the assistance of Lucienne Blessing and Frank Bauert. In order to increase the chances of success for new engineering products, the design process must be carefully planned and systematically executed. For this to be possible, the design process must be broken down into phases and steps. This study lays down a strategy for this process and brings together the extensive body of knowledge about modern approaches to systematic design. No other book in English provides so detailed and thorough an approach to engineering and design methodology.
•14 Sep 2011
TL;DR: The paper is intended to raise awareness of the far-reaching implications of the architecture of the product, to create a vocabulary for discussing and addressing the decisions and issues that are linked to product architecture, and to identify and discuss specific trade-offs associated with the choice of a product architecture.
Abstract: Product architecture is the scheme by which the function of a product is allocated to physical components. This paper further defines product architecture, provides a typology of product architectures, and articulates the potential linkages between the architecture of the product and five areas of managerial importance: (1) product change; (2) product variety; (3) component standardization; (4) product performance; and (5) product development management. The paper is conceptual and foundational, synthesizing fragments from several different disciplines, including software engineering, design theory, operations management and product development management. The paper is intended to raise awareness of the far-reaching implications of the architecture of the product, to create a vocabulary for discussing and addressing the decisions and issues that are linked to product architecture, and to identify and discuss specific trade-offs associated with the choice of a product architecture.
01 Feb 1991
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present an information paradigm for competition and product development in the world auto industry, and discuss the future of Product Development in the auto industry general management implications in product development.
Abstract: Introduction The Framework: An Information Paradigm Competition and Product Development in the World Auto Industry Performance of Product Development Process and Organization in Product Development Project Strategy: Managing Complexity Manufacturing Capability in Product Development Integrating Problem Solving Cycles Realizing Product Concepts in Product Design Overall Patterns of Effective Product Development The Future of Product Development in the Auto Industry General Management Implications in Product Development.
01 Mar 1992
TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe the design process and design problems and process of the development of a product and evaluate its performance and the effects of variations. And they present a belief map of 25 materials most commonly used in mechanical design.
Abstract: 1 Why Study the Design Process? 2 Describing Mechanical Design Problems and Process 3 Designers and Design Teams 4 The Design Process 5 Project Definition and Planning 6 Understanding the Problem and the Development of Engineering Specifications 7 Concept Generation 8 Concept Evaluation 9 The Product Design Phase 10 Product Generation 11 Product Evaluation for Performance and the Effects of Variation 12 Product Evaluation for Cost, Manufacture, Assembly, and other Measures 13 Launching and Supporting the Product Appendixes A Properties of 25 Materials Most Commonly Used in Mechanical Design B Normal Probability C The Factor of Safety as a Design Variable D Human Factors in Design E TRIZ F Belief Map Masters
01 Dec 1996-Strategic Management Journal
TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigate the ability of strindicated interfcices between components in product design to embed coordination of product development processes and develop concepts of modularity in product and organization designs based on nearly decoffnposable systems.
Abstract: This pczper investigcztes irzterrelationslzi~~s of product design, orgcznization design, processes for leartlirzg and managing knowledge, arzd competitive strategy. This paper uses the principles of nearly decotnposable systems to investigate the ability of strind(irdized interfcices between components in cz product design to embed coordination of product development processes. Embedded coordination creates 'hierczrchical coordination' without the need to continually exercise authority-erzcrblirlg effective coordination of processes without the tight coupling of orgcznizationczl structures. We develop concepts of modularity in product and organization designs based orz smndcirdized component and organization interjczces. Modular product architec- tures create information structures that provide the 'glue' that holds together the loosely coupled parts of a modular orgatzizatiorz design. By fczcilitriting loose coupling, modularity can czlso reduce the cost and dyficulty of adaptive coordination, thereby incrensing the strategic flexibility of firms to respond to erzvironmentnl change. Modularity in product and organizcztion designs therefore etznbles cz new strcitegic approach to the management of knowledge based on cztz irztentionczl, carefully mcznaged loose coupling of (I firm's learning processes czt architec- tural cznd comporzent levels of product crecztiorz processes.
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