Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

Current engineering practice for a component such as a jet engine disk almost always involves a serial approach. The disk is first designed for maximum performance (e.g., minimum weight). The design is then sent to the manufacturing department which defines appropriate production approaches and may request some redesign to facilitate manufacturing. Finally, product support considerations such as inspectability and repair receive attention, but by now it is often too late to impact the design. This, of course, is an overstatement but is not too far from the truth for most components. The emergence of computational plenty offers opportunities to change the present practice towards a concurrent approach which has been called Unified Life Cycle Engineering (ULCE). [1]

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6B

Chapter

Chapter 9: Unified Life Cycle Engineering

Pages

1797-1809

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_204

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Unified Life Cycle Engineering: An Emerging Design Concept

La Jolla, CA

Current engineering practice for a component such as a jet engine disk almost always involves a serial approach. The disk is first designed for maximum performance (e.g., minimum weight). The design is then sent to the manufacturing department which defines appropriate production approaches and may request some redesign to facilitate manufacturing. Finally, product support considerations such as inspectability and repair receive attention, but by now it is often too late to impact the design. This, of course, is an overstatement but is not too far from the truth for most components. The emergence of computational plenty offers opportunities to change the present practice towards a concurrent approach which has been called Unified Life Cycle Engineering (ULCE). [1]