GTU Question papers BE- 7th Sem – Product Design and Value Engineering May/June-2012

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

BE- VIIth SEMESTER–EXAMINATION – MAY/JUNE- 2012

Subject Name: Product Design and Value Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Subject code: 171904

 Instructions:

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.

 

OR

(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.  

 

OR

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

product development.

 

(b) What is rigidity? Explain the methods to improve the rigidity of

mechanical structure.

 

OR

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

design.

 

Q.5 (a) Discuss considerations of Human Aspects in Value Engineering  

(b) What is cost? Explain the procedure for Calculating the Life Cycle

Cost.

 

OR

Q.5 (a) Explain Function Analysis System Technique (FAST) in detail.  

(b) What is Life Cycle Cost? Explain its limitations.  

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