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Unveiling the Multiple and Complex Faces of Fidelity

  • Lorenzo Fiorineschi (a1) and Federico Rotini (a1)

Abstract

Fidelity is one of the most important parameters to consider when dealing with prototypes, which affect the related costs and performances. Current literature contributions often rely on generic definitions of Fidelity based on the concept of closeness. However, the review performed in this paper revealed that Fidelity is a more complex concept, which considers (at least) eight main dimensions, mutually interrelated, and potentially characterized by many other potential sub-dimensions. The identified set has been applied to an industrial case study were a real engineering prototype has been assessed in terms of Fidelity. In particular, the case study application shows how the different dimensions can be interrelated each other. Furthermore, some important research hints have been highlighted in this paper, where the identified set of Fidelity dimensions paves the way for the related future activities.

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Contact: Fiorineschi, Lorenzo, University of Florence, Industrial Engineering, Italy, lorenzo.fiorineschi@unifi.it

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Unveiling the Multiple and Complex Faces of Fidelity

  • Lorenzo Fiorineschi (a1) and Federico Rotini (a1)

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