Information systems for understanding product lifecycle

Product lifecycle issues

The aerospace industry is made up of many disciplines which contribute to the overall design, construction and maintenance of systems, which have to be conceived, designed and implemented within the lifecycle disciplines of manufacturing and supportability. The design lifecycle covers a broad range of interests from the conceptual stage, through simulation and implementation to the operation, upgrading and eventual termination of a product.

Our approach

Based on past work at the EDC, we have established information systems specifically related to modelling of complex systems. These allow a range of system simulation and are scaleable from sub-systems low in the product hierarchy up to system of systems. By means of this product capability in the form of emergent properties can be examined and assessed.

Extending the modelling domain

The current modelling approach encompasses the early stages up to modelling and simulation. By increasing this further so that it includes manufacturing, implementation, validation and operational requirements the EDC will broaden the scope of information such that it will improve the overall transparency of the product lifecycle. The benefits of this will be a raising of the design freedom and knowledge levels during the product life-cycle, achieving a greater level of flexibility in the design of aircraft systems.

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