University of Hertfordshire


  • A. Mayes
  • C. Britton
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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameUH Computer Science Technical Report
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire


The task of a software developer is to produce systems which can adapt to changing requirements. Object-oriented methods attempt to manage the complexity of the system by using encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism to build a modular system. In this paper, civil engineering and production engineering have been studied to identify any existing parallels between their designs and those of object-oriented systems with specific attention paid to the reuse of components. Production engineering was found to provide more parallels than civil engineering.

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