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author = {Atkins, RD and Kennedy, Ping R and Childs, PRN},
title = {Idea transfer and company constraints in the design of a two-seater sports car},
url = {},
year = {2002}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In 1992 the principal authors were contacted by Beans Industries, the owners of the ReliantCar Company of Tipton, Staffordshire, and asked to present a proposal for the design andproduct development of a lightweight sports car based upon Reliant parts bin components.This paper covers some highlights of the exercise and details some of the compromisesbetween engineering excellence, manufacturing practicability, cost constraints and pleasingdesign. Key aspects identified within the paper are the concepts of idea transfer, transferringtechnology, techniques and style from one design to another and the merits and process ofintegrating existing components into a design. The study illustrates the scope for two-seatersports cars in the market and postulates on near-term possibilities.
AU - Atkins,RD
AU - Kennedy,Ping R
AU - Childs,PRN
PY - 2002///
TI - Idea transfer and company constraints in the design of a two-seater sports car
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ER -