Design verification and validation in product lifecycle

P.G. Maropoulos, D. Ceglarek

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    The verification and validation of engineering designs are of primary importance as they directly influence production performance and ultimately define product functionality and customer perception. Research in aspects of verification and validation is widely spread ranging from tools employed during the digital design phase, to methods deployed for prototype verification and validation. This paper reviews the standard definitions of verification and validation in the context of engineering design and progresses to provide a coherent analysis and classification of these activities from preliminary design, to design in the digital domain and the physical verification and validation of products and processes. The scope of the paper includes aspects of system design and demonstrates how complex products are validated in the context of their lifecycle. Industrial requirements are highlighted and research trends and priorities identified. © 2010 CIRP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)740-759
    Number of pages20
    JournalCIRP Annals
    Issue number2
    Early online date27 Jul 2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • design
    • lifecycle management
    • validation
    • verification


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