Abstract

This chapter addresses life-cycle design and describes a model of simultaneous design reviews using design compatibility analysis (DCA). Early stages of design affect various issues that comprise the life-cycle cost of products as well as reliability and serviceability. Our research uses the concept of DCA to model the life-cycle cost and customer value of mechanical systems. DCA focuses on good and bad examples of designs and gives an overall evaluation of designs in a normalized scale. This chapter summarizes the methodologies and computer tools developed based on this model. Specifically, the chapter describes computer programs that evaluate layout designs and give suggestions for improvement.

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