The 9 Step Engineering Process

The engineering process is made up of a set of steps that engineers follow to design and build products. There are numerous models of the engineering process, with many or fewer steps, however most follow a similar sequence. In this article, we’ll explore a 9-step design process that engineers employ to tackle specific problems.

The initial step of the engineering design process is the definition of the issue. This is an essential step because a failure to clearly and accurately define the issue could cause delays at a later point in the design cycle. The solution to a particular problem will naturally arise in this stage. When students were asked to think of an idea to connect their school lunch hooks to the bottoms of their desks They came up with the engineering design process a simple hook.

In the next step, requirements analysis is conducted to identify the specifics of the client’s requirements and resources available. This allows you to prepare a clear list of the project’s requirements and constraints. For example, if a customer wants their new product to hold 20 pounds an engineer will estimate the amount of weight the system can support and what size the hook should be so that it will hold the entire student’s lunches.

The next phase, called design synthesizing or design planning, is when the details are defined and the specific design of the final product is created. This phase involves the creation of the inputs and outputs of the various modules that comprise the system, and their interconnections. Tools used during this phase include Gantt and Pert charts as well as spreadsheets for loading resources, drawings, sketches and proof-of-concept models.

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