Engineering Change during a product's lifecycle

Yethish Kanike, Saeema Ahmed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


This paper describes a case study investigating the changes made to a complex product, namely an aero-engine through its product lifecycle. Document analysis of over 1500 reports covering eight years of the aero-engine lifecycle has been carried out. The research investigated how changes occur at different phases of a product lifecycle and how the causes of the changes differ during the different stages. The majority of changes were found to occur during the manufacturing and build phase. It was found that changes to the engineering specification together with meeting design criteria are the major causes during the prototype testing and development phase. The main cause of engineering change was found to be linked to its lifecycle phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International conference on Engineering Design
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)1-904670-02-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Aug 200731 Aug 2007
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International Conference on Engineering Design


  • Change
  • Failure
  • Engineering design

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Engineering Change during a product's lifecycle'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this