By F. L. Matthews
The aim of this wide-ranging introductory textbook is to supply a uncomplicated figuring out of the underlying technological know-how in addition to the engineering functions of composite fabrics. It explains how composite fabrics, with their valuable homes of excessive energy, stiffness and occasional weight, are shaped, and discusses the character of the differing kinds of reinforcement and matrix and their interplay. tools of construction, examples of regular purposes and crucial facts are all incorporated. The publication is predicated on a long-running path at Imperial collage London and the various labored examples and self-assessment workouts supply a great grounding for senior undergraduate and graduate classes in fabrics technological know-how, engineering and physics. it's going to even be useful to any dressmaker or expert engineer new to the composite fabrics box.
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In addition, utilization of product development resources was improved by 18% while unique product architectures were reduced from 17 to 3 globally. 7. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: PRODUCT/ PLATFORM ROADMAPS The platform plan comes together in a Product/Platform roadmap. A Product Roadmap (or Release Roadmap) is a planning document that indicates the expected timing of product offerings from product platform(s); examples can be found in Chapter 5. It is usually in the form of a high-level Gantt chart showing the timing of planned future releases and expected duration of major development phases.
Additionally, it 36 Chapter 3 gave insight into how well these concepts are defined and internalized within the company, and which disciplines are most knowledgeable about product family development. The appendix gives an overview of the definitions provided during the interviews. The majority of the interviewees stated that platform-based product families were a known concept within their company. The analysis shows that although the definitions related to product families differ among the respondents, most refer to a set of related products with different applications based on a common, often physical or technological, "part".
In summary, the product/platform roadmap is the visual summation for the platform strategy and is used by management to help guide platform investment or rationalization decisions over the platform's useful life. 8. CLOSING REMARKS In closing, to fully realize the benefits of platform planning, execution needs to begin in the front end of product development. By following the five key steps outlined in this chapter, product development functions can ensure that platforms precede product line plans, resulting in lower overall product development costs and products that better meet customer needs.
Composite materials: Engineering and science by F. L. Matthews