Concurrent Engineering: Automation, Tools, and Techniques

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Andrew Kusiak
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 27, 1992 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
Presents a top-down approach to the design, development, testing and recyclability of products, components and systems across a wide range of industries. Starting with the desired result and working back through the details, it shows how to produce goods, taking into account the challenges of actual manufacture, what the reliability requirements should be, quality control, associated costs, customer needs and more. Additional features include case studies and team negotiating. Also well-illustrated with figures, photographs, charts and tables and includes an extensive bibliography.

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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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Andrew Kusiak is a highly respected authority on advanced manufacturing and Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. He is author of numerous books, including Concurrent Engineering and Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, both published by Wiley.

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