GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
BE- VIIth SEMESTER–EXAMINATION – MAY/JUNE- 2012
Subject Name: Product Design and Value Engineering
Subject code: 171904
1. Attempt all questions.
2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.
3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Q.1 (a) What is Engineering Design? Explain the steps of design process.
(b) Distinguish Product Development Cycle and Product Life Cycle.
Q.2 (a) What is Value? Explain the reasons for poor value.
(b) Explain the importance of Leadership, Team work and Communication
in Value Engineering.
(b) Explain the guidelines for Design for Manufacture (DFM).
Q.3 (a) Explain Generic Product Development Process in detail.
(b) What is product? Explain competitive strategy for new product.
Q.3 (a) Differentiate target specification and final specification of product.
(b) What is creativity? Explain the method of Brain storming and synectics
for Idea generation.
Q.4 (a) Explain the channels of gathering information from customers for a new
(b) What is rigidity? Explain the methods to improve the rigidity of
Q.4 (a) Explain important properties of ceramic materials considered in design
of ceramic components.
(b) Explain the importance of thermal properties of plastics in mechanical
Q.5 (a) Discuss considerations of Human Aspects in Value Engineering
(b) What is cost? Explain the procedure for Calculating the Life Cycle
Q.5 (a) Explain Function Analysis System Technique (FAST) in detail.
(b) What is Life Cycle Cost? Explain its limitations.
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