Maintaining design intent for aircraft manufacture

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    Design and manufacture of aircraft requires deep multi-disciplinary understanding of system behaviour. The intention of the designer can get lost due to the many changes occurring to the product and the inability of the methods and tools used to capture it. Systems engineering and optimisation tools underpin industrial approaches to design, but are not without issue. The challenge is to find a route from concept to manufacture which enables designers to maintain their original intent. The novelty in this work is that the parameterisation used to build the CAD model reflects the manufacturing capability, ensuring design intent is maintained from concept to manufacture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Pages (from-to)99-102
    JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
    Journal publication date2013
    Issue number1
    Early online date28 Apr 2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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