Description

Engineering systems such as an aircraft or frigate are highly complex and specifically designed to meet the customer’s requirements. This important book provides the information necessary to acquire and support complex engineering systems expected to last for a long time. Chapters in the first half of the book examine the life cycles of these systems, their design, testing and certification, and the principles behind their acquisition. The second half of the book reviews topics including operations support and logistics, systems maintenance, reliability and upgrades, and performance and risk analysis, ending with a discussion of the need for continuous improvements in these systems.

Key Features

  • Creates a new operational view of modern acquisition, design, services and support systems
  • Applies enterprise modelling and analysis techniques to develop a whole systems view
  • Takes the systems engineering approach to services system design and support

Readership

Systems engineering students and professors; Professional engineers, systems managers, acquisition officers and operations managers

Table of Contents

  • Biography
  • Preface
  • 1: Introduction
    • Abstract
    • 1.1. A new business environment for complex engineering systems
    • 1.2. Examples of complex engineering systems
    • 1.3. Value for money
    • 1.4. Requirements of logistics for support
    • 1.5. Lean support services
    • 1.6. Concept of integration
    • 1.7. Preparedness
  • 2: The life cycles of complex engineering systems
    • Abstract
    • 2.1. Complex engineering product life cycle
    • 2.2. Types of knowledge
    • 2.3. Tools and methods requirements
    • 2.4. Whole-of-life engineering
  • 3: Systems acquisition principles
    • Abstract
    • 3.1. Systems-engineering approach
    • 3.2. User requirements
    • 3.3. Requirements analysis
    • 3.4. System specification
    • 3.5. Tender management
  • 4: Systems design
    • Abstract
    • 4.1. Systems design process
    • 4.2. Systems modelling: functional, data, process
    • 4.3. Design for sustainability
    • 4.4. Tool design
    • 4.5. Design verification
    • 4.6. Design freeze
    • 4.7. Maintenance requirement determination
    • 4.8. Reliability-Centred maintenance (RCM)
    • 4.9. Certification
  • 5: Management of engineering-design changes
    • Abstract
    • 5.1. In-service phase
    • 5.2. In-service engineering support
    • 5.3. In-service system safety
    • 5.4. COTS-item obsolescence management
  • 6: Systems prototyping and testing
    • Abstract
    • 6.1. Prototyping
    • 6.2. Experimental design
    • 6.3. Physical testing
    • 6.4. Virtual tes

Details

No. of pages:
244
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857092120
Electronic ISBN:
9780857092151