Enhancement of digital design data availability in the aerospace industry

Roy R. (Editor), E Shehab, M Bouin-Portet, R Hole, C Fowler

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This paper presents the development of a roadmap to enhance the current utilisation of digital design data within the aerospace engineering discipline. Within companies, many decisions have to be taken throughout the product design and development based on accessing data and information. The quality and timeliness of such decisions depends on the data availability. Therefore, there is a need for enhancing the digital data availability in order to make better decisions in a shorter time, reducing the product lead time. This research project, which conduced in collaboration between Airbus in the UK and Cranfield University, has identified opportunities to exploit the access and sharing of digital data, specifically within the stress population through the use of Digital Mock-Up colouring and lightweight visualization. © Cranfield University 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th CIRP Design Conference: Competitive Design
EditorsRoy R., Shehab E.
Place of PublicationDecision Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
PublisherCranfield University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780955743641
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Name19th CIRP Design Conference: Competitive Design


  • Accessing data
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Aerospace industry
  • Availability
  • Cranfield University
  • Data availability
  • Data visualization
  • Digital Mock-up
  • Digital design data
  • Engineering disciplines
  • Population statistics
  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Product design
  • Product design and development
  • Product lead time
  • Space (Cosmic)

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