Modeling constraints in design refresh planning

Raymond Nelson, Peter Sandborn, Janis P. Terpenny, Liyu Zheng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

When an original equipment manufacturer no longer supplies and/or supports a product then the product is considered to be obsolete. Obsolescence is a significant problem for systems whose operational and support life is much longer than the procurement lifetimes of their constituent components. Unlike high-volume, commercial products, which are quickly evolved, long field life, low-volume systems, such as aircraft may require updates of their components and technology called design refreshes to simply remain manufacturable and supportable. However these systems can't perform design refreshes all the time due to the high nonrecurring and re-qualification costs. One approach to optimally managing this problem is to use DRP (Design Refresh Planning), which is a strategic method for scheduling design refreshes such that the life cycle cost impact of obsolescence is minimized. The planning of these design refreshes is restricted by various constraints, which need to be implemented into the DRP process. These constraints can reflect technology roadmap requirements, obsolescence management realities, logistical restrictions, budget ceilings and management policy. In this paper, constraints imposed on the DRP process are explored, classified within a taxonomy, and implemented in the planning process. A communications system design example is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
Pages939-949
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Aug 31 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/28/118/31/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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