The Evaluation of Costs Related to Safety of Mechanical Systems in Design Stages

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Fargnoli, M.; Pighini, U.
Section: Multidisciplinary aspects of design
Page(s): 761-766


Cost is a factor having a great influence on the properties of any Mechanical System, limiting in a significant way designers’ and manufacturers’ choices, who are always limited in their choices. It is then put in evicence the necessity to find some criteria to evaluate the maximum level to which the Safety of a Machine could be increased, so to make it economically feasible at same time.
The aim of the study is the development of a Design Methodology (SCRM - Safety/Cost Ratio Methodology), which allows to set the limits a designer should move within to find the optimum agreement between Safety and Cost: the effectiveness of the Methodology was performed in re-design a Machining Centre for the manufacture of wooden products.

Keywords: Design For Quality, Methodical Design, Design For X, Life Cycle Analysis, Integrating Design Methodology


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