The 9 Step Engineering Process

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The engineering process is the set of steps that engineers follow to design and build products. There are many different models of the process of engineering that include some or all of the steps, however, most follow a similar pattern. In this article we will look at a 9-step engineering design process that engineers employ to solve specific problems.

The first step in the engineering design process is to define the problem. This is an essential process, as failing to clearly and fully define the issue can cause delays at a later stage in the design process. The solution to a problem naturally emerges during this step. When students were asked to think of the best way to attach their lunch hooks at school to the bottoms of their desks They came up with a simple hook.

In the next step, the analysis of requirements is performed to identify the specifics of the customer’s requirements and resources. This allows you to prepare a clear list of project requirements and constraints. For instance when a client wants their new product to be able to hold 20 pounds The engineer will determine how much weight the system is able to support and what size the hook should be in order to ensure it can hold all of the student’s full lunches.

The next phase, called design the synthesis or design planning, is where the specifics are set and the precise design of the final product is developed. This phase involves the creation of the inputs and outputs of the various modules that make up the system, as well as their interconnections. This phase includes Gantt and Pert chart as well as spreadsheets for loading resources, sketches, drawings, and proof-of concept models.