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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 - Hubert Kals

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

By: Hubert Kals (Editor), F. B. van Houten (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792356554
Number Of Pages: 474

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This book presents selected papers from the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar. Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainly applies to the design of artifacts, the realisation of which has to meet ever-increasing demands. All ideas for new and better artifacts have been elaborated by designers, who have turned them into feasible concepts and finally transformed them into realisable product models.
Design knowledge is difficult to capture. Design, as a process, is difficult to organise. The analysis and structuring of design (process) knowledge is necessary in order to build design support systems. Furthermore, substantial research effort is still needed to develop design as a `science of synthesis'. The principles of synthesis need to be better understood before design methods and computer support tools can be developed, which are fit for integration in the industrial manufacturing process.
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 such as product and process knowledge, process representation, synthesis of thought and methods, integration, and concurrency.

Applications of Axiomatic Designp. 1
Towards a Universal Design Theoryp. 49
Artificial intelligence support in design: A Surveyp. 59
Requirements for highly interactive system interfaces to support conceptual designp. 71
Methodology for innovative designp. 81
A COnceptual Design ASsistant (CODAS)p. 91
Integration of product design and production system designp. 101
On the Determination of the Maximum Turnable State of a Partp. 111
Optimal Degree of Parallelism and Integration in Design and Process Planningp. 121
Towards the inclusion of process related knowledge into very high level modeling entitiesp. 131
Using advanced petri-net for representation of decisions in the design processp. 145
Structuring Principles for the Designer - Balancing Product Performance with Process Efficiencyp. 157
Collaborative design support using a meta-model approach and multi aspect modelingp. 163
Product Data Management (PDM) for collaborative Manufacturing System Designp. 173
Co-operation in design: indicators as supports for the discussion between product and process engineersp. 183
Product architecture development enabling integrated re-design of mechanical productsp. 191
Optimum Design of Inherently Compensated Aerostatic Thrust Bearingsp. 201
Mixed continuous and discrete catalog-based design modeling and optimizationp. 211
Knowledge processing for timely decision making in Design For Xp. 221
Knowledge engineering for concurrent engineeringp. 231
The mechanism of creative reasoning and emergent constructions in conceptual designp. 241
Synthesis Thought Processes in Designp. 251
Towards a Unified Specification Language for Design Knowledgep. 261
A requirement analysis for DFM design support in a DFX contextp. 271
On the Motivation of Feature Selection in Feature-based Modeling Systemsp. 281
A System Framework for Integrated Design and Manufacturing based on Standardsp. 291
Estimation of Tack-welding and Welding Cost during Design of Heavy Earthmoving Equipmentp. 301
Global Optimization of Mechanical Designs Based Upon Integrated Computer Models and Virtual Prototypesp. 311
Designing for RTM using Manufacturing Cost Estimation Modelsp. 323
Applicability of Fuzzy Constraint Networks to Manage Uncertain and Imprecise Information in Simultaneous Engineeringp. 333
Just in time knowledge - Product models for Strategic Product Planningp. 343
Control of engineering processes through integration of design activities and product knowledgep. 353
Control of design and manufacturing processes based on information contentp. 363
Design decisions derived from product requirementsp. 373
On-line monitoring of the emergent behaviour and characteristics of a product to improve product designp. 385
Improving the Accuracy of Rapid Tooling for Design Evaluationp. 397
Tool- and Process Control Issues relating to the use of a Flexible Cutting Toolp. 407
Enhancement of Interaction for Modelling in Conceptual Designp. 417
A Fractal Representation for Systemsp. 427
Ergonomics considerations for the conceptualization of the shape of body supportsp. 437
Classification of module drivers to support product modularisation by relational reasoningp. 451
KoMoD : A constraint-based design support system for mechanical engineeringp. 461
Author indexp. 471
Keyword indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780792356554
ISBN-10: 0792356551
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89