Issue 6 • Dec. 1990
The advent of the PC meant that powerful applications are now within the reach of most engineering departments. Despite their availability, most UK maintenance relies on the 'fix it as it breaks' philosophy. Concern is now such that the DTI have launched an initiative to bring maintenance into the boardroom. The author considers the development of the PC, examples of engineering management impleme... View full abstract»
The feasibility of integrating heuristic knowledge with numerical tools using the 'KBASE' knowledge-base expert system shell to automate the selection and the design of foundation for land-based structure is reviewed. The approach and the methodology of organising knowledge in the development of a knowledge-based program is discussed. An expert system SOFT, which is based on these principles, is b... View full abstract»
ASIC designers design for manufacturability by using various simulation modes, each based on a specific methodology for characterising model parameter values. To use circuit-level simulators effectively, an understanding of how the device model parameters are generated is necessary. After an overview of the CAE tools used in analogue ASIC design, the use of progress, device and circuit simulators,... View full abstract»
Describes an application of computers to a consumer-based production engineering environment. Particular consideration is given to the utilisation of low-cost computer systems for the visual inspection of components on a production line in real time. The process of installation is discussed, from identifying the need for artificial vision and justifying the cost, through to choosing a particular s... View full abstract»
Aims & Scope
Published from 1983-1991, the Computer-Aided Engineering Journal was concerned with computer-aided design and other applications of computers to engineering-related disciplines, including aeronautics, architecture, automobile engineering, cartography, chemical engineering, civil and structural engineering, control, electrical engineering, electronics, expert systems, machine tool control, mechanical engineering, production engineering and robotics.