Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems: Proceedings of the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 24-26 March, 1999 / Edition 1

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This book presents selected papers from the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar. Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainty applies to the design of artifacts, the realisation of which has to meet ever increasing demands. This volume includes an introduction to design theories and methods, design and engineering processes, the role of computer support tools, and artificial intelligence in design support. The other contributions can be divided roughly into two categories. The first category deals with design support tools in relation to such topics as conceptual design, collaborative design, modelling, design optimization and evaluation. The second category treats the control of design and engineering processes in relation to subjects like product and process knowledge, process representation, synthesis of thought and methods, integration, and concurrency.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792356554
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Applications of Axiomatic Design 1
Towards a Universal Design Theory 49
Artificial intelligence support in design: A Survey 59
Requirements for highly interactive system interfaces to support conceptual design 71
Methodology for innovative design 81
A COnceptual Design ASsistant (CODAS) 91
Integration of product design and production system design 101
On the Determination of the Maximum Turnable State of a Part 111
Optimal Degree of Parallelism and Integration in Design and Process Planning 121
Towards the inclusion of process related knowledge into very high level modeling entities 131
Using advanced petri-net for representation of decisions in the design process 145
Structuring Principles for the Designer - Balancing Product Performance with Process Efficiency 157
Collaborative design support using a meta-model approach and multi aspect modeling 163
Product Data Management (PDM) for collaborative Manufacturing System Design 173
Co-operation in design: indicators as supports for the discussion between product and process engineers 183
Product architecture development enabling integrated re-design of mechanical products 191
Optimum Design of Inherently Compensated Aerostatic Thrust Bearings 201
Mixed continuous and discrete catalog-based design modeling and optimization 211
Knowledge processing for timely decision making in Design For X 221
Knowledge engineering for concurrent engineering 231
The mechanism of creative reasoning and emergent constructions in conceptual design 241
Synthesis Thought Processes in Design 251
Towards a Unified Specification Language for Design Knowledge 261
A requirement analysis for DFM design support in a DFX context 271
On the Motivation of Feature Selection in Feature-based Modeling Systems 281
A System Framework for Integrated Design and Manufacturing based on Standards 291
Estimation of Tack-welding and Welding Cost during Design of Heavy Earthmoving Equipment 301
Global Optimization of Mechanical Designs Based Upon Integrated Computer Models and Virtual Prototypes 311
Designing for RTM using Manufacturing Cost Estimation Models 323
Applicability of Fuzzy Constraint Networks to Manage Uncertain and Imprecise Information in Simultaneous Engineering 333
Just in time knowledge - Product models for Strategic Product Planning 343
Control of engineering processes through integration of design activities and product knowledge 353
Control of design and manufacturing processes based on information content 363
Design decisions derived from product requirements 373
On-line monitoring of the emergent behaviour and characteristics of a product to improve product design 385
Improving the Accuracy of Rapid Tooling for Design Evaluation 397
Tool- and Process Control Issues relating to the use of a Flexible Cutting Tool 407
Enhancement of Interaction for Modelling in Conceptual Design 417
A Fractal Representation for Systems 427
Ergonomics considerations for the conceptualization of the shape of body supports 437
Classification of module drivers to support product modularisation by relational reasoning 451
KoMoD : A constraint-based design support system for mechanical engineering 461
Author index 471
Keyword index 473
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