I would like to learn how to perform a detailed engineering analysis on a product/machine but I am unsure on how to go about it. I know that an analysis involves doing a literature review by reading journals, papers about the device, doing some stress analysis tests, CFD on the fluids it utilizes that sort of thing. But what I do not know is what kind of methodology would I have to use? Where do I start? What kind of step-by-step procedure do I follow if my end goal is to write a report showing that I have done the analysis and to recommend improvements?