Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering: Proceedings of the 1st IDMME Conference held in Nantes, France, 15-17 April 1996 / Edition 1

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This book is devoted to the optimization of product design and manufacturing systems. It contains selected and carefully composed articles based on presentations given at the IDMME conference held in Nantes, France in 1996. The authors are all involved in cutting-edge research in their respective fields of specialization.
The integration of manufacturing constraints and their optimization in the design process is becoming more and more widespread in the development of mechanical products or systems. There is a clear industrial need for these kind of methodologies. Important - but still unsolved - problems are related to the definition of design processes, the choice of optimal manufacturing processes and their integration through coherent methodologies in adapted environments.
The main topics addressed in this book are:

• the optimization and evaluation of the product design process (design methodology, representation and integration of design constraints, design for manufacturing, synthesis of objects with constraints, automatic modelling)
• the optimization and evaluation of the manufacturing systems (modelling of machining processes, modelling for control and measuring, feature-based manufacturing, CAM and off-line programming)
• some methodological aspects (computational geometry, simultaneous and concurrent engineering, integrated design and CAD/CAM systems, object modelling, feature-based modelling, design and communication, automatic solvers and optimizers)
Apart from giving a thorough theoretical background, a very important theme is the relation between research and industrial applications.
The book is of interest for engineers, researchers and PhD students who are involved in the optimization of design and manufacturing processes.
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Fifty-four articles devoted to the optimization of product design and manufacturing systems. The articles are organized into nine chapters on topics such as the design process, feature based modelling, automatic modelling with finite element analysis, automatic modelling of mechanisms, modelling of processes, modelling for control and measuring, computer aided machining (CAM) and off-line programming, and integrated design and manufacturing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792347392
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/2/2008
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 545
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Analysis of the setting up of a concurrent engineering scenario 3
Failure-sensitive Product Development 13
A language for the modeling of the design process in mechanical engineering 23
CAD/analysis integration. (An object-oriented approach) 31
Rethinking CAD tools through their use? 41
Product/Manufacturing : A systemic approach for simultaneous engineering 51
On a genetic multiobjective approach for the integration and optimization of assembly product design and process planning 61
Manufacturing Flexibility : A New Evaluation 71
Integrated CAD and CAPP around feature recognition techniques 83
Feature-State approach for operation sequence generation 93
Machining features : integration of the machining function in the modelling of parts for automated process planning 103
Expression and recognition of design intentions. The contributions of multimodality 113
Integration of the machining point of view in the product modelling : the fixturing features 121
From design to manufacturing of forged parts : automatic process planning for dies and parts 131
Tools for optimal or near-optimal sensors locations 143
Fully integrated finite element models in the design and manufacture of glass products 153
Maestro : a module dedicated to the integration of structural analysis within the design process 163
Thickness optimization of beams and shells with large displacements 173
Quality control of finite element analyses in shape optimization 183
Methods and softwares for the automation of finite element analyses in 3D 193
UsyCaMs : A software package for the interactive synthesis of cam mechanisms 205
Workspace-oriented methodology for designing a parallel manipulator 215
Design of robotic work cells : synthesis and application 225
A tool for robot design : feasible trajectory from a singularity 235
Sensitivity analysis for optimisation of flexible multi-body systems 245
Dynamic modelling of mechanisms. Qualifying of three integration schemes 255
Thermal analysis of orthogonal cutting. Simulation and Experiments 267
A systematic approach to the surface modelling of forged parts 277
Simplified stamping simulation : an aid for component design 287
Mechanical simulation of machining 297
Thermal modal analysis and modelling of machine-tools 307
Fixture design process modelling 317
Integrating design and manufacturing by tolerance chart analysis 329
The TTRE : Micro tolerancing Model for CAD-CAM Modelers 339
Models for tolerancing process by considering mechanism flexibility 349
Probe definition for inspection of mechanical parts by CMM 357
Integrated design and manufacturing for precision mechanical components 367
Choice of machine tool configuration. Determination of real visibility 379
Flank milling of ruled surface with additionally-five-axis CNC machine 389
Synthesis of reconfigurable-Fixture support configurations for thin-walled objects 399
Computer aided process planning in turning : ascendant design by features 407
Proposals for a product model 417
Towards declarative geometric modelling in mechanics 427
Modeling product information in concurrent engineering environments 437
Integration of design and manufacturing data models using step 445
Template architecture and services for integrating CAD-CAM and machining in small companies 455
Manufacturing capability modelling for concurrent product development 465
Performance improvement of a surface-surface intersection method 475
Integrated design of electromagnetic motors 487
Optimisation of a structure for biaxial mechanical tests 495
Hull design methodology for cross-country vehicles 505
A methodology for the design of servo-systems dedicated to machine-tools 515
Methodology for interactive design of a product and its assembly line 525
Modelling and analysis of the stamping and clamping of a cylinder head gasket 535
Author Index 545
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