Engineering Systems Acquisition and Support.pdf

Engineering Systems Acquisition and Support.pdf


Engineering systems such as an aircraft or frigate are highly complex and specifically designed to meet the customer's requirements. This important book provides the information necessary to acquire and support complex engineering systems expected to last for a long time. Chapters in the first half of the book examine the life cycles of these systems, their design, testing and certification, and the principles behind their acquisition. The second half of the book reviews topics including operations support and logistics, systems maintenance, reliability and upgrades, and performance and risk analysis, ending with a discussion of the need for continuous improvements in these systems.

John P.T Mo is currently Professor and Discipline Head of Manufacturing and Materials at RMIT University. Prior to RMIT, he was Senior Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO leading research teams working on risk analysis, electricity market simulation, wireless communication, fault detection and production scheduling and more. He obtained his PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Arvind Sinha is currently Director of Engineering, Defence Material Organization, in Australia. Formerly, he was Director of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre for Aerospace Design at RMIT. He was also the President of the Australian Chapter of the American Helicopter Society from which he received two awards in 2004 and 2007, recognising his contribution to aerospace engineering. He obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from RMIT University.

Life cycles of complex engineering systems; Systems acquisition principles; Systems design, Management of engineering design changes; Systems testing and certification; Operations support and logistics; Systems maintenance and reliability; Mid-life upgrade; Architecture for designing support systems; Performance and risks analysis; Continuous improvement.


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