Accession Number:

ADA244714

Title:

Concurrent Engineering for Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK CENTER FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

The Total Quality Design TQD approach serves as a facilitation tool for the coupled decision making that is necessary for composites. The approach serves as a means of enabling the concurrent engineering of composites through the use of a composites design methodology, as well as the Composites Manufacturing and Design Guide CMDG. This serves as a decision support system, enabling the design team to not only obtain pertinent information in the shortest possible time, but also serves through its discrimination stacks as a means of rejecting concepts that are not feasible with the customers needs and wants. This serves to reduce conflict. Actual case studies are described, and the methodology is further coupled with the TAGUCHI method, to enable efficient quality control in the RTM process. The methodology is structured so as to enable the design team to conquer barriers of communication, and work in an efficient manner for the successful realization of the design cycle. The approach and tools present a concurrent engineering approach to the application of the latest decision making management techniques to the product realization process for composites.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE