Are the design and materials appropriate?
Design and materials evaluation
Does the design meet its objective:
- that the component should perform its desired function
- at the best through-life cost-benefit ratio
- with the required levels of safety and reliability?
Is the design correct in principle, meeting the necessary statutory, industrial and corporate requirements?
Is the design method correct: should it be by analysis, to appropriate codes and standards or in accord with good practice and judgement?
Is the design correct in detail: have the correct choices been made, at every level; have they been implemented; and can this be demonstrated?
Is the design robust and achievable?
If the answer to any of these is 'no', what is the most cost-effective remedy?
Are the materials appropriate to the design requirements?
What are the true values of the relevant materials properties?
Are improved designs and materials achievable?