Systems Engineering for Aerospace

Systems Engineering for Aerospace

A Practical Approach

1st Edition - February 23, 2019

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  • Author: Richard Sheng
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172728
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164587

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Systems Engineering for Aerospace: A Practical Approach applies insights gained from systems engineering to real-world industry problems. The book describes how to measure and manage an aircraft program from start to finish. It helps readers determine input, process and output requirements, from planning to testing. Readers will learn how to simplify design through production and acquire a lifecycle strategy using Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS). The book directly addresses improved aircraft system design tools and processes which, when implemented, contribute to simpler, lower cost and safer airplanes. The book helps the reader understand how a product should be designed, identifying the customer’s requirements, considering all possible components of an integrated master plan, and executing according to the plan with an integrated master schedule. The author demonstrates that systems engineering offers a means for aircraft companies to become more effective and profitable.

Key Features

  • Describes how to measure and manage an aircraft program
  • Instructs on how to determine essential input, process and output requirements
  • Teaches how to simplify the design process, thus allowing for increased profit
  • Provides a lifecycle strategy using Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS)
  • Identifies cost driver influences on people, products and processes


System engineers, design engineers, test engineers, and project development team members in aerospace and aircraft programs; postgraduate students and researchers in aerospace, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering; systems scientists; organizational development specialists; business administrators and leaders in aerospace

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Aircraft System Engineering and Manager
    1.1 Aircraft System Engineering Definition and Processes

    2. Aircraft Systems Integration Plan and Test Strategy
    2.1 Developmental/Unit Test and Integration
    2.2 Subsystem Test and Integration
    2.3 Item Qualification Testing
    2.4 System Integration and Testing
    2.5 Installation and Checkout Testing
    2.6 System Detail Test and Evaluation (Flight Test)
    2.7 Operational Test and Evaluation

    3. Aircraft System Engineering and Manager Plan and Execute
    3.1 Aircraft System Engineering and Manager Team Plan
    3.2 Aircraft Systems Engineering and Manager Execution Strategy

    4. System Engineering and System Integration
    4.1 Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS)
    4.2 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
    4.3 Integration Management (Execution)

    5. Aircraft System Engineering and Manager High Performance
    5.1 Aircraft System Engineering and Manager Team Communication

    6. Aircraft Systems Engineering and Manager People, Product and Process (P3) Implementation
    6.1 Systems and Management Strategy of P3
    6.2 Trade Studies and Knowledge Management towards Capability Building
    6.3 Risk Management and Supplier Management

    7. Summary and Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 243
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: February 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172728
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164587

About the Author

Richard Sheng

Richard Sheng is Senior Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He holds two doctorates from Pepperdine University and Northcentral University and has two decades' experience with Boeing/McDonnel Douglas in the USA as a Technical Fellow. He currently conducts research at the COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design Research Institute as a Senior Technical Fellow. His work specializes in organizational and project development, as well as systems engineering, 3D printing and other key areas. He has published numerous papers and holds eight patents. Previously he published System Engineering for Aerospace, with Elsevier's Academic Press (2019).

Affiliations and Expertise

Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jiaotong University, China

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