CRESCENDO Value Engineering Workshop in Luleå

On February 2nd-4th the Division of Functional Product Development hosted the third EU FP7 CRESCENDO WP2.2 physical meeting. 

Marco Bertoni, Tobias Larsson and Christian Johansson have welcomed in Luleå representatives from Volvo Aero, Rolls-Royce UK, EADS, University of Southampton, INSIA Toulouse and Pyramis. The meeting had the purpose to clarify current approaches for requirement establishment in the aircraft industry and to discuss the way product development for complex systems can be initiated in favour of a more value-oriented approach.

WP2.2 is one of the 27 Work Packages in CRESCENDO (Collaborative and Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation) which aim at addressing the 2020 vision for the European aeronautical industry, developing the foundations for the Behavioral Digital Aircraft (BDA). In such a context, the Work Package 2.2 goal is to develop innovative mechanisms to capture, model and understand customers and stakeholders needs and expectations, to incorporate the value dimension into preliminary design in the Virtual Enterprise and to identify criteria that can be used in preliminary design studies to evaluate design alternatives against customer perceived value. The next WP2.2 project meeting will be held at the Rolls Royce headquarter in Derby in April 2010. The team will gather again in Luleå for the last Work Package physical meeting in March 2012.