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Analyses for Durability and System Design Lifetime: A by Joseph H. Saleh

By Joseph H. Saleh

A subject matter in engineering layout is a system's layout lifetime. This ebook offers a systemic qualitative and quantitative method of those difficulties addressing, first, the technicality of sturdiness, moment, the marginal price of sturdiness, and, 3rd, the sturdiness selection challenge for advanced platforms with community externalities (competition and marketplace uncertainty) and obsolescence (technology evolution). additionally addressed is the expanding rigidity among the layout lifetimes of advanced structures and the shortening time scales linked to the obsolescence of the expertise. The booklet ends with a dialogue of suppleness in method layout. Dr. Joseph H. Saleh is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering on the Georgia Institute of know-how. He got his Ph.D. from the dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and served because the government Director for the Ford-MIT Alliance. His study makes a speciality of problems with layout lifetime and the way to embed flexibility within the layout of advanced engineering structures often and in aerospace approach particularly. Dr. Saleh is the writer or co-author of fifty technical guides and the recipient of various awards for his instructing and learn contributions. He served as a technical advisor to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has collaborated on examine tasks with quite a few aerospace businesses.

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There is limited potential for additional revenue from service contracts with a system of short design lifetime. ” That is, the reliability of a system is increasingly more valuable for customers as the system design lifetime increases. Therefore, manufacturers with core competencies or the know-how to produce highly reliable systems have the competitive or sales incentive to increase their system design lifetimes in order to augment the quality gap with manufacturers of less reliable systems. Manufacturers who extend their system design lifetimes may have to bear the additional costs in unpaid services of extended warranties.

IBM, Xerox, United Shoe Company, all began by only renting their products but are now required to also make sales” (Bulow, 1982). Coase proposed a third solution that would allow monopolist sellers to mitigate the time inconsistency problem: reduced durability! 3. 15 The production of a less durable good as against a more durable good is very similar to the policy of leasing since, by making the good less durable, the producer sells the services provided by the good for short periods of time (because the good wears out) whereas in leasing the same result is achieved by selling the services provided by the good in short period segments.

It should be noted that in some cases the 4 Who, in an industry value chain, makes the decision for a product durability or system design lifetime reflects to some extent where market power resides. For example, in the satellite business (or value chain), satellite manufacturers rarely decide on a spacecraft design lifetime. It is primarily the customer, the satellite operator, who imposes the spacecraft design lifetime on manufacturers. This present situation is a reflection of both the industry structure and the overcapacity in satellite production compared with levels of demand.

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