A METHODOLOGY FOR RATIONALISING PAST DESIGNS FOR RE-USE
Editor: Marcel Tichem, Delft University of Technology, Mogens Myrup Andreasen, Technical University of Denmark, Alex Duffy, University of Strathclyde
Author: Duffy, A. H. B.; Legler, S.
Page(s): 123 - 144
Reuse is endemic in the design process. Companies recognise the concept of reuse, but few have structures for managing and taking advantage of reuse. Correspondingly, little work has been done to develop formal or semi-formal models for reuse, and consequently there are few tools which support reuse. From a survey of reuse in industry it was significant that few companies had any founal processes in place to organise designs in terms of improving the benefits from reuse, and many had a limited vision of reuse of components or assemblies [I].