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Tue, Sep 19


Hartford and on-line via Webex

INCOSE NE Membership September 2023 Monthly Meeting: WebEx and in-person Hartford

Come join us by WebEx for our General Membership Meeting. Dr. Haifeng Zhu presents "How to Make Your System More Adaptable".

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INCOSE NE Membership September 2023 Monthly Meeting: WebEx and in-person Hartford
INCOSE NE Membership September 2023 Monthly Meeting: WebEx and in-person Hartford

Time & Location

Sep 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Hartford and on-line via Webex, 10 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

About The Event


6:30-7:15 PM:  Invited Speaker

7:15-7:30 PM:  Q&A and Open Discussion

7:30-8:00 PM: Chapter Business

Event is hybrid and either online or at UConn Hartford 10 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103 Room 216

Invited Speaker:

Dr. Haifeng Zhu, Team Lead, Boeing Corporation,  and President, INCOSE New England Chapter.


How to Make Your System More Adaptable


Developing complex products suffers high costs and more delays today, especially in aerospace industry, often due to rigid architecture design that causes significant costs when facing changes in later stages which almost always happen.   On other hand, over design requires significant upfront cost that enterprises usually attempt to avoid.  Making your system design more adaptable is important for avoiding significant investment later on changes, which frequently happen especially in aerospace industry.  

The talk covers basic concepts, techniques and tools for such a task, demonstrated through design examples of aircraft engines and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems.  With a small change to commonly used trade study process, the method becomes very powerful in adding an additional layer of optimization to effectively avoid huge follow-on costs.


Haifeng Zhu, Ph.D., is currently with Boeing.  He has extensive experience in multiple sectors in manufacturing industry, and led or contributed to many projects.  Haifeng is interested in advancing system knowledge and technologies for humanity.  It is important to promote awareness of technologies' different effects, and use technologies wisely to help human lives and society. He is also an advocator of engineer education, including promoting the awareness of importance of education and course training to entry level engineers and the correlations between quality education and the quality outcomes from work.  He is also a warm-hearted volunteer to a certain charity events and organizations, sometimes helping those using technologies. He devoted some of his time in helping cross-organizational public domain knowledge sharing and stimulating possible collaborations to better serve the local community.

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