Concurrent Engineering: Automation, Tools, and Techniques

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Andrew Kusiak
John Wiley & Sons, 1993 - Business & Economics - 589 pages
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Concurrent Engineering: Automation, Tools, and Techniques illustrates how to design products, components or systems, across a range of industries, while taking into account such constraints as the ability to manufacture, reliability requirements, quality, cost and customer needs. In long-awaited, much-needed contrast to other books, which focus on a single aspect, such as managing the design process or product reliability, Concurrent Engineering covers all the aspects of the field. This comprehensive analysis includes in-depth treatment of how the consequences of various technical solutions are assessed in all life-cycle phases of a product; automatic idealization control for analysis performed during concurrent engineering design; an intelligent interactive CAD system which has a mechanism for real-time constraint checking in the design process; conceptual design with physical features and an aspect model integration using a metamodel; automated assembly planning, an important integrative issue in concurrent engineering; the three stages of the design process: system design, parameter design and tolerance design and the methodology for simplification of the design process. In the final chapter, the preliminary design of a light utility helicopter is presented as a case study of how concurrent design can be accomplished by applying ten general characteristics of a concurrent engineering process. Figures, photographs, charts and tables are generously provided throughout to clarify the text and an extensive bibliography is provided for extended study.
 

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Contents

A New Opportunity
1
Modeling of Concurrent Engineering Design
19
Automated Analysis Idealization Control
41
Concurrent Engineering in Optimal Structural Design
75
RealTime Constraint Checking in the Design Process
111
A Qualitative Physics
131
An Intelligent Design for Manufacturing System
153
Modeling and Reasoning for ComputerBased Assembly
177
Reliability Design for Manufacturing ULSI Circuits
349
LifeCycle Serviceability Design
363
Design for Maintainability
385
Design for Economics
401
Intelligent Evaluation of Designs for Manufacturing Cost
437
Use of an AgentBased System for Concurrent Mechanical
463
Decomposition In Concurrent Design
481
An Approach to Parametric Machine Design and Negotiation
509

Design for Automated Manufacturing
207
Quality by Design
235
Quality Engineering and Tolerance Design
287
Design for Reliability
307
A Case Study
535
Index
583
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