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An analysis of design reuse benefits

Duffy, A.H.B. and Ferns, A. F. (1998) An analysis of design reuse benefits. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED '99). Design Society, pp. 799-804. ISBN 392297953X

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    Abstract

    Although the concept of design reuse is accepted as a valid approach to design, little attempt has been made to formalise the elements that constitutes design reuse. The few approaches formalising design reuse, e.g. 'Concept Reuse Approach for Engineering Design Problem Solving', tend to be prescriptive, detailing procedures and functions that have to be carried out in order to reuse designs. Such procedural methods fail to identify the underlying processes and knowledge resources of design reuse and tend to relate to an approach or method of tackling reuse rather than reuse itself. It would seem that the only current model encompassing design reuse is 'The Design Reuse Process Model'. The elements of this reuse process model have been used as a basis upon which to identify and analyse the benefits of design reuse when considering key metrics relating to competitive product development,that is time, cost, quality and performance.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 18794
    Keywords: design reuse, design engineering, Engineering design
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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    Depositing user: Prof Alex Duffy
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 12:10
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 17:22
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18794

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