Cooperation in aircraft design

  • Alan H. Bond
  • Richard J. Ricci
Organizational Issues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 492)


We describe how aircraft are designed in a large organization. We discuss the interactions among the different specialist departments during the design process, and the models used by each department. We observe that the main design choices are refinement operations on the design. The overall structure of the organized design process is one of coordinated refinement of models. We describe how the design negotiation process is controlled by an organizationally agreed sequence of commitment steps. We briefly discuss design elaboration, for wing design, within one commitment step.


Life Cycle Cost Landing Gear Aircraft Design Flight Control System Wing Section 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan H. Bond
    • 1
  • Richard J. Ricci
    • 2
  1. 1.Manufacturing Engineering ProgramUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.Automation SystemsLockheed Aeronautical Systems CompanyBurbank

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