Estimating design effort in product development: A case study at Pratt & Whitney Canada

A. Salam*, N. F. Bhuiyan, G. J. Gouw, S. A. Raza

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Abstract

The design effort required in a project, not only impacts the final cost, but also the project lead-time. This paper presents a case study carried out with the collaboration of Pratt & Whitney Canada, a global leader in the design and manufacture of aircraft engines. The study uses a parametric model for the purpose of design effort estimation of an integrated blade-rotor low-pressure compressor (IBR LPC) fan. The model estimation is compared with the actual project performance, and results demonstrate good estimation of the design effort. The impact of various factors used for design effort estimation is also discussed. Finally, the usefulness of the model is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages989-993
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: Dec 2 2007Dec 4 2007

Publication series

NameIEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period12/2/0712/4/07

Keywords

  • Design effort
  • Estimation
  • Parametric model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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