• A framework for product development

      McAloone, TC; Robotham, AJ (NTNU/DTU, Technical University of Denmark, 1999)
      Since the introduction of Integrated Product development in 1985, industry has widely been using this model to understand and articulate their design, business and production activities. Recently, however, the picture has ...
    • Development of a 1:1 Scale True Perception Virtual Reality System for design review in automotive industry

      Shao, F; Robotham, AJ; Hon, KK (Aston Business School, 2012)
      The recent improvements of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies makes it feasible for automotive design reviews to be carried out in a virtual world. Design review with virtual prototypes could reduce costs by eliminating the ...
    • Numerical and experimental investigation of aircraft panel deformations during riveting process

      Abdelal, GF; Georgiou, G; Cooper, J; Robotham, AJ; Levers, A; Lunt, P (ASME Publishing, 2015)
      The longitudinal growth of small panels with longitudinal stiffeners has been investigated. The stiffeners have been fastened to the panels with rivets and it has been observed that during this operation the panels expand ...
    • Practitioners of design for quality

      Robotham, AJ (WDK, 1999)
      Building in high quality continues to be the driving force of new product development activity in industry. Yet as we come to the end of the 1990s and look forward to the challenges in Design Research of the new millennium, ...
    • Progress in the development of a video-based wind farm simulation technique

      Robotham, AJ (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1992)
      The progress in the development of a video-based wind farm simulation technique is reviewed. While improvements have been achieved in the quality of the composite picture created by combining computer generated animation ...
    • The chain of quality through integrated product development

      Robotham, AJ (Technical University of Zielona Góra, 2000)
      Today, it is almost impossible to find a manufacturer who has not been significantly influenced by the quality culture, but it is evident that some are doing more to improve their product quality than others are. The ...
    • The role of technology support centres in stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation in SME clusters

      Robotham, AJ; Gatcha, J (University of Essex, 2006)
      The Innovative Product Development Centre (IPDC) was established at the University of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands region of the UK with a mission “to help small and medium sized companies improve their business, ...
    • The use of Function/Means Trees for modelling technical, semantic and business functions

      Robotham, AJ (Brunel University, 2001)
      This paper considers the feasibility of using the function/means tree to create a single tree for a complete motor vehicle. It is argued that function/means trees can be used for modelling technical and semantic functions, ...
    • Vertical axis wind turbines - are we any better informed?

      Robotham, AJ (New Zealand Wind Energy Association, 2014)
      In the early years of the modern era of the wind turbine, experimental development of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) was underpinned by an incremental improvement of aerodynamic performance prediction methods; the ...
    • Virtual Engineering at NWVEC

      Robotham, AJ (Virtual Engineering Centre, the University of Liverpool, 2012)
      Hi-fidelity models require lengthy preparation Superfluous model data impedes the real-time experience Interaction requires intuitive and unobtrusive controls Immersion requires high refresh rates and accurate tracking ...
    • Visual Impact Assessment - There's more to it than meets the eye!

      Robotham, AJ; Quilleash, P (Mechanical Engineering Publications Ltd, 1992)
      The visual impact of a wind farm is one of the major causes of concern for all current U.K. wind farm projects. Often visual impact is the singlemost important issue on which a planning application is judged. A fair and ...