Phase I. Conceptual design
●Recognition of a need
●Definition of the problem
●Gathering of information
●Developing a design concept
●Choosing between competing concepts (evaluation)
Phase II: Embodiment design
●Product architecture—arrangement of the physical functions
●Configuration design—preliminary selection of materials, modeling and sizing of parts
●Parametric design—creating a robust design, and selection of final dimensions and tolerances
Phase III: Detail design— finalizing all details of design. Creation of final drawings and specifications.
While many consider that the engineering design process ends with detail design, there are many issues that must be resolved before a product can be shipped to the customer. These additional phases of design are often folded into what is called the product development process.
Phase IV: Planning for manufacture— design of tooling and fixtures, designing the process sheet and the production line, planning the work schedules, the quality assurance system, and the system of information flow.
Phase V: Planning for distribution— planning for packaging, shipping, warehousing, and distribution of the product to the customer.
Phase VI: Planning for use—The decisions made in phases I through III will determine such important factors as ease of use, ease of maintenance, reliability, product safety, aesthetic appeal, economy of operation, and product durability.
Phase VII: Planning for product retirement—A gain, decisions made in phases I through III must provide for safe disposal of the product when it reaches its useful life, or recycling of its materials or reuse or remanufacture.
Short note on Morphology of Engineering design