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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 1
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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 2 Objective Function analysis is the heart of value engineering This chapter is devoted to understanding and applying functional analysis principles
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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 3 Function Analysis Function analysis is the heart of value engineering and the major element that sets it apart from all other disciplines If one does not employ function analysis during the course of a VE study, then the effort is not value engineering, no matter the virtue of the outcome
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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 4 Function Definitions “Function is that which makes a product work and /or sell” “Function is that which satisfies the needs or requirements of the user”
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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 5 Active and Passive verbs An active verb is when the verb is clearly the subject, or 'the doer,' of the sentence. Active: Mark passed the history exam. Passive: The history exam was passed by Mark. Active verbs examples:
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Ch4- Function Analysis Celestine Aguwa, PhD 6 Rules of Function Analysis There are three rules to be followed in defining function: o Rule 1: The expression of each function must be accomplished in two words: a verb followed by a noun . For example: Contain fluid Direct flow Support weight Transmit force A practical cautionary note: Avoid using the verb “ provide ” as much as possible, as it fits most situations and renders the description less than helpful
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