Accession Number : ADA132424

Title :   Overview of the Engineering Design Process with Regard to Human Resources.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ritchie,Malcolm L

PDF Url : ADA132424

Report Date : 01 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The study which this report outlines is aimed at a better understanding of the engineering design process. The reason for wanting this understanding is to be able to influence that design process to get a better balance between hardware and manpower costs. The present study began with a plan for Wright State University to supplement the Air Force study effort by a research effort on the design process. This study would begin with a general structuring of the design process and work toward detailed study of selected aspects. The work reported here is mainly that of trying to lay out a general view of equipment design and lay the groundwork for subsequent more specific effort which will hope to provide the knowledge needed to make an impact on the design process to allow more rational decisions affecting the life-cycle cost.

Descriptors :   *Management engineering, Life cycle costs, Costs, Cost effectiveness, Cost overruns, Manpower, Air Force equipment, Human resources, Man machine systems

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE