Common Stages of the Engineering Design Process
One framing of the engineering design process delineates the following stages: research, conceptualization, feasibility assessment, establishing design requirements, preliminary design, detailed design, production planning and tool design, and production. Others, noting that “different authors (in both research literature and in textbooks) define different phases of the design process with varying activities occurring within them,” have suggested more simplified/generalized models – such as problem definition, conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and design communication.  In both of these examples, other key aspects – such as concept evaluation and prototyping – are subsets and/or extensions of one or more of the listed steps. It’s also important to understand that in these as well as other articulations of the process, different terminology employed may have varying degrees of overlap, which affects what steps get stated explicitly or deemed “high level” versus subordinate in any given model.
What We Provide?
- We develop the conceptual process
- Identify the equipments and utilities required
- Preliminary Mass and energy balance.