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  • Functional requirements and conceptual design of the feature-based modelling system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (556 KB)

    The databases of contemporary CAD systems cannot be used to drive most CAE and CAM systems in an automated manner since CAD systems do not produce a complete product definition. The information that is supported is in the form of low-level details, from which higher-level information such as form features cannot be obtained easily. This paper describes the functional requirements of a system that ... View full abstract»

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  • Design of engine cover system using FEA

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):98 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (596 KB)

    This article describes the effective use of CAD/CAE in the design and analysis of a rocker arm cover system. Non-linear finite-element analysis (FEA) is used to predict the behaviour of the rocker arm cover and the associated sealing system under applied load. The geometry of the cover, which is relatively complicated, is generated with state-of-the-art commercial software and then transferred to ... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced thermal analysis of packaged electronic systems using computational fluid dynamics techniques

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):104 - 106
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (319 KB)

    Most electronic system failures are due to thermal overstressing, and the major current trends in electronics design are adding to the thermal problem. This article introduces a new class of electronics thermal analysis tool, which uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques to predict the three-dimensional air movement and associated heat-transfer processes in electronics enclosures.<... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided software engineering ߞ turning the corner

    Publication Year: 1983
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1932 KB)

    Software engineers responsible for producing CAE tools have been relying, to the detriment of their product, on primitive design tools. The roots of this puzzle lie in the short history of software engineering as a discipline and the amount of foundation work that has had to be done to establish a proper base from which to build. Sufficient groundwork has now been done to allow software engineers ... View full abstract»

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  • Finite-element analysis

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):66 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (820 KB)

    The finite-element method is a powerful tool for computer analysis of the characteristics of complex structures and components. This paper presents the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis together with the reasons for its use, and makes a case for introducing finite-element analysis techniques more often and earlier in the design of engineered parts. View full abstract»

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  • ROBOSIM: a CAD-based off-line programming and analysis system for robotic manipulators

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):141 - 148
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (675 KB)

    In order for a robotic manipulator to perform useful work, it must be programmed to accomplish the desired task or motion cycle. There are many methods available for interfacing the human user with the industrial robot. This article concentrates on the off-line programming, analysis and interactive computer simulation of a general five-axis revolute robotic manipulator. An off-line programming sys... View full abstract»

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  • Tools for analysis of control-structure interaction

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):107 - 112
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (490 KB)

    The authors discuss some of the aspects of coupling computer methods in control system analysis with those in structural dynamics. This analysis is often called control-structure interaction (CSI). A strong emphasis is placed on the use of appropriate structural representations and the related issue of reducing the size of the structural model while retaining an accurate dynamic description. These... View full abstract»

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  • Planning and implementing CIM

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):167 - 176
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1462 KB)

    Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) has been motivated by the desire to achieve the high levels of flexibility, productivity, quality, and adaptability that are necessary for a company to remain competitive. However, CIM will not happen at all if management does not plan for it. This article describes the process of planning and implementing CIM, and discusses its important issues. The process... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of computing techniques for plastics extrusion die design

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):37 - 42
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (452 KB)

    Plastics extrusion is highly cost-effective high-volume manufacturing process with wide-ranging industrial applications. To achieve a high-quality product, it is absolutely essential to have properly designed extrusion dies in order to obtain the correct velocity profile and temperature distribution during extrusion. The article describes an integrated application of CAD/CAM and finite element ana... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided manufacture in small-batch production

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):221 - 226
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1562 KB)

    The application of numerically controlled machine tools grouped in cells has proved effective in batch manufacture. Further advantages are gained by designing to suit such machines, making use of computer modelling and deriving, from the model, all the downstream data such as detailed drawings, machine drive tapes, production planning and machine simulations by means of suitable programs. View full abstract»

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  • The conceptual development an interactive expert system

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):42 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1453 KB)

    `The genius of the future lies not in technology alone, but in the ability to manage it¿¿ Based on this motto the author developed a concept for an interactive knowledge-providing system in which the object of the study is incorporated into the system. The input of specific data is adjusted to the type of object and the manner in which it is handled. The concept is described by means of an actuall... View full abstract»

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  • Survey of CAD/feature-based process planning and NC programming techniques

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):25 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1130 KB)

    Methods for automated process planning and NC programming are surveyed and classified into generic categories. Aspects of CAPP investigated include part definition methods, reasoning and search techniques used to generate process plans, both Al-based and traditional, and process planning languages. NC programming techniques have been categorised into those based on cell decomposition, volume/delta... View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based approach to the design of offshore jacket structures

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):7 - 11
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (356 KB)

    A discussion is given on an alternative approach, using a knowledge-based expert system, to the design of offshore structures. The implemented expert system can assist engineers in the preliminary design of shallow-water offshore jacket structures. The system is capable of configuring and automatically generating the basic structural model of a fixed template-type steel jacket structure for analys... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating the cost of using an ATE - a structured approach

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):160 - 166
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2101 KB)

    Despite an increasing awareness of the fundamental role of test and testability in the production of electronic components, many organisations are unable to make an accurate assessment of the cost of a test operation or investment. By working through a mythical test installation case study, this paper presents a structured framework and methodology for determining the true cost of testing and sugg... View full abstract»

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  • Problems of software portability with particular reference to engineering CAE/CAD systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):233 - 236
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (424 KB)

    Discusses the various problems faced by software houses which implement packages across a range of computer systems and workstations and how these may affect the end user engineer. Although some of the problems discussed may be particular to the engineering design environment, many are common with other areas of industry and commerce which use computer-based tools.<> View full abstract»

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  • Real-time collision avoidance in two-armed robotic systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):233 - 240
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1221 KB)

    Owing to the complexity of certain tasks, in particular those within a hazardous environment, there is a perceived need for robotic systems to have two-armed flexibility. The practical realisation of a teleoperated two-armed manipulator system raises a number of problems regarding operation and control. Of particular note is the problem of collision avoidance between the arms in real-time. A revie... View full abstract»

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  • What has happened to CADCAM?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):229 - 232
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (402 KB)

    The author makes use of his experience in developing the DUCT CADCAM system at the University of Cambridge and as partner in the firm of Weber CAM GmbH, which programs for the pattern- and mould-making shop Firma August Weber Modellbau in Hildesheim, Germany. He discusses why CADCAM is so little used in the mechanical engineering industry and why designers use CAD systems with little understanding... View full abstract»

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  • Variant design as a method of automating the design process

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):97 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (582 KB)

    This paper describes the design process within a CIM environment, where automated information processing is expected. Two options for structuring the design process are discussed, namely form and variant design systems. The variant design process is shown to provide advantages which offer a rapid path to integration. While the form design system also potentially provides the same advantages, and f... View full abstract»

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  • Tolerance analysis and design of electronic circuits

    Publication Year: 1984
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1509 KB)

    An unwelcome factor in the design of electronic circuits is the variation in component values resulting from the tolerances associated with manufactured components. The corresponding variations in circuit performance can often be great enough to cause the specifications of a circuit to be violated. Although appropriate corrective action is not easy to establish, with suitable software improvements... View full abstract»

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  • Machine vision and its integration with CIM systems in the electronics manufacturing industry

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):12 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (500 KB)

    During recent years the electronics manufacturing industry has had to cope with very rapid developments in semiconductor technology, while also having to adapt to the changes in manufacturing philosophy which are being applied to most industry sectors. During this period machine vision has become an integral part of the automation being used to increase the efficiency of quality of the printed cir... View full abstract»

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  • Product data mangement - with solid modelling

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):129 - 132
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1346 KB)

    This paper presents the concept of a product data management (PDM) system - a computer-based system created to manage data related to the many products of a manufacturing enterprise. Solid modelling has a special relationship to the PDM system, and this is also discussed. The PDM system provides reliable, quick and easy to use access to all relevant files for designers, engineers, manufacturing en... View full abstract»

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  • Robot simulation and off-line programming

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):157 - 162
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (647 KB)

    Robot simulation and off-line programming seem likely to have an increasingly important role in the evolution of CIM facilities. The authors consider the capabilities and shortcomings of the current generation of off-line programming and graphical simulation systems. Methods of overcoming problems associated with calibration, lack of 'user friendliness' and integration within manufacturing systems... View full abstract»

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  • PC-CAPP-a computer-assisted process planning system for prismatic components

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):133 - 137
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (460 KB)

    The paper reports the design and implementation of a computer-assisted process planning system (PC-CAPP) for prismatic components used in the batch production of portable electric tools. The software incorporates various modules for component feature representation; automatic machine, toolings and process parameter selection; set-up planning; production time calculation and finally the report gene... View full abstract»

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  • Customising of a two-dimensional CAD system to service the needs of a small high technology company

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):13 - 15
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (192 KB)

    Discusses the implementation of a low cost CAD system, allied to a relational database product at a small high technology manufacturing company. The problems involved and the methods used to create a fully automatic system for the creation of production drawing are detailed, along with the methods of operation of the resulting system View full abstract»

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  • A tool-path algorithm exhibiting improved collisional behaviour

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):135 - 140
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (390 KB)

    In NC machining and photoplotting applications, tool paths are generated as offset curves. The problem of avoiding collision between tool and work in tool-path generation is described, with emphasis on the problem of generating a tool path to cut away small pieces of material. An algorithm is presented which treats collisions in the fundamental algorithm design, avoiding the danger of a cumbersome... View full abstract»

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  • A CAE tool for pavement design and management

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):139 - 146
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (451 KB)

    Describes a CAE package, supplemented by a powerful database handler for storing geotechnical data of any given geo-map for the design, analysis and management both rigid and flexible pavements. Pavement design and analysis are based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) guide. The cost and performance of different maintenance strategies on flexible pav... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for design and development of real-time IKBS applications

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):241 - 253
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1063 KB)

    A framework for the design and development of real-time and software fault-tolerant intelligent knowledge-based system (IKBS) is described. It uses an extended notation of structured analysis/structured design (SA/SD) to identify and analyse the requirements, and to arrive at a set of data and control transformations. This set forms the background to identify and describe a set of objects, in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Second-generation PCB self-learn

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):209 - 212
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1214 KB)

    Manufacturing defect analysers generally incorporate some form of self-learn capability, allowing board tests to be developed in as short a time as possible without the need for skilled programmers. Existing methods generally meet these two objectives but lack both fault coverage and component level diagnostics. Following a brief introduction to the use of manufacturing defect analysers, this pape... View full abstract»

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  • Software models and engineering practice

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):237 - 240
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (382 KB)

    The effects of the 'computerisation of engineering' are nowhere more far-reaching than in the area of software models of engineering systems. The author reviews the history of such modelling systems from their beginnings as simple subroutine libraries, through to their current highly interactive and visual nature. There are implications both for the kind of engineer that will be most likely to be ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided software engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):113 - 120
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (826 KB)

    Addresses software and its development methods and tools, pointing out the special factors that appear to make software different. The paper starts with a discussion of the problems and the solution of treating software development as an engineering activity. Much software development is office work, and general computer aids for the support of office work are described. This leads into a discussi... View full abstract»

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  • Netlist compiler for ASIC design on a personal computer

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):200 - 204
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (444 KB)

    Presents the design and implementation of a personal computer PC-based netlist compiler for application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design. The netlist compiler system is an ASIC front-end design software tool, developed using the Turbo C programming language. This software tool enhances the design automation for ASIC design in the Philips Personal Design Station (PPDS) environment. It conv... View full abstract»

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  • Thermoshell: an instrument design system for the non-expert user

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):195 - 199
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (420 KB)

    Demonstrates that, by using a range of Al techniques, a specialised computer-aided design (CAD) tool can be created that enables users unskilled in instrumentation engineering to fully design and manufacture certain custom instruments. The prototype system ThermoShell produces a complete customised thermocouple installation to measure the temperature of a fluid moving in a pipe, a common measureme... View full abstract»

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  • Computer design of electronic circuits

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):184 - 190
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (578 KB)

    This paper describes a program which adds components to an electrical circuit so as to meet a specified target performance. The circuit grows by the apparently random addition of new components. Examples are given of its application to generating equivalent circuits for components used in microwave integrated circuits and to the design of wideband microwave transistor amplifiers. Amplifier circuit... View full abstract»

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  • CAD in microelctronics

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):25 - 30
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1316 KB)

    There is now an urgent need for advanced CAD facilities in degree courses in microelectronics design. This paper reviews the needs of the educational environment in the light of investigations made by the University Working Party on Microelectronics Fabrication and CAD. Commercially available software packages are appraised for their suitability in educational use, and progress on their procuremen... View full abstract»

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  • A review of computer-aided part programming system developments

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):193 - 197
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (830 KB)

    This paper provides a review of some of the major developments in computer-aided part programming from the very early days of the subject up to the present. These developments, while difficult to categorise, have been split into three groups for the purpose of presentation, starting with the early system developments, continuing with the part programming developments during the 1970s and concludin... View full abstract»

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  • Organisation, people and technology: advanced manufacturing in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 153
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (621 KB)

    This article addresses the issue of organisation and people in advanced manufacturing. It is argued that market demands for greater flexibility, improved quality and reduced costs can not be met by technology alone. There is a need to abandon the technology-led approach and to adopt a balanced method based on organisation, people and technology. The need is to develop manufacturing strategies base... View full abstract»

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  • The relationship between CAD and software development support-a database perspective

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):226 - 232
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (618 KB)

    Much attention is currently being given to the development of environments of tools to help throughout the software development life cycle, with data shared through a central database. Similarly, CAD systems are promoted within VLSI chip design, architectural design and related areas as providing equivalent advantages. This paper provides a detailed comparison of these fields from a data modelling... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for acquiring and building integrated CAE systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):24 - 29
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1070 KB)

    The first realisation in planning the development of a large-scale integrated CAE system is that it must be dealt with on a corporate basis and not departmentally. The overall aim should be to lay down a corporate strategy with a time frame of at least five years, to understand the long-term benefits and most importantly to stick to it. Within this strategy it is then feasible to take on appropria... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent knowledge-based system to provide design and manufacturing data for forging

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):56 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1100 KB)

    This paper describes current progress on the combination of finite-element programs for metal flow simulation with die design programs in an IKBS. The principle is that the designer will interrogate the knowledge base to discover whether a component with relevant characteristics has been manufactured before, or falls within the scope of its empirical rules base. If so, the CAD program proceeds dir... View full abstract»

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  • The management of system change

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):201 - 204
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (746 KB)

    A wide ranging computer applications project has been underway since 1980 in the Reprocessing Engineering Division of British Nuclear Fuels. The scope of the project is indicated briefly, and some managerial implications of absorbing rapid system change are considered in order to provide a basis for discussion of possible future developments affecting professional careers in computing and manageme... View full abstract»

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  • Combining inductive and deductive reasoning

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):24 - 28
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1274 KB)

    Work in artificial intelligence has shown that rule induction is a useful aid to knowledge acquisition but that its general applicability is limited. In particular, induced rules can be difficult to understand and hard to modify. This paper describes a computer program to generate knowledge bases from examples in a form which can be interpreted either as a set of rules or as an inference network. ... View full abstract»

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  • PC software for electronic circuit design in printed circuit form

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):148 - 152
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (470 KB)

    The advent of inexpensive, powerful, reliable and easily accessible microcomputers is changing the design of both electronic circuits and electronic systems. It is now well recognised that CAD tools can be used to speed up circuit design in the engineering process. The authors provide an overview of commercially available personal computer based circuit analysis and design packages, and report pro... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based robotic assembly - a step further towards flexibility

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):62 - 67
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1429 KB)

    The benefits of applying artificial intelligence techniques are illustrated in this paper by considering an industrial assembly problem. The underlying knowledge base encapsulates experience from the shopfloor as well as academic expertise and improves the productivity of an assembly cell by allowing for recovery actions with very little operator assistance. This can be achieved by providing a gen... View full abstract»

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  • Computer aids in power system engineering

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):217 - 225
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (675 KB)

    CAE is used extensively in power systems to plan, design and operate generators, transmission circuits and sub-stations. This tutorial paper describes CAE methods for steady-state, transient and dynamic calculations, and shows that the use of computing systems and dedicated microprocessors is important in controlling and protecting all types of system.<> View full abstract»

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  • The implementation of a mechanical engineering design interface using engineering features

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):241 - 246
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (340 KB)

    Reports on the development of the engineering feature description concept. The features themselves are developed from a study of manufacturing methods. This approach provides a more natural and convenient method of representing a designer's intentions to geometric modelling software. A brief description of a software package, DLink, developed to provide such a designer interface is presented, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Design-to-manufacture-an integrated information system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):159 - 165
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (697 KB)

    An integrated 'design-to-manufacture' information system is described. NC programs for sheet metal piercing, machining, printed circuit board (PCB) drilling, and automatic component insertion are generated automatically by postprocessing CAD data. The programs are then distributed electronically to the factory via an engineering database computer. There is a management system for control and relea... View full abstract»

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  • Feature transformations between application-specific feature spaces

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):247 - 255
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (663 KB)

    Information sets (features) used in engineering design and manufacturing applications depend on the product type, the application and the process involved. Some features identified in a particular domain may be partially or fully mappable to other domains, while it may be that others are not. To integrate software for design, analysis and manufacturing, it is necessary to create feature mapping sy... View full abstract»

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  • Expert systems in engineering

    Publication Year: 1987
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (705 KB)

    This article discusses the use of expert systems in the engineering environment. An examination of typical computational requirements for engineering software is used as a means of assessing the suitability of expert system shells for a given application. It is suggested that where the greatest flexibility is required an artificial intelligence language, or tools based on such languages, should be... View full abstract»

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  • Simple turned part design and manufacture with parametric CAD/CAM techniques

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):147 - 152
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (584 KB)

    Reports mainly on work carried out at Heriot-Watt University concerning the 'integration' of proprietary CAD/CAM software in order to produce turned parts from initial design data with minimal operator input. Libraries of standard parts are often responsible for the usage of a large amount of processor memory. One solution to this problem is to regenerate the graphics of each part using a parametr... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated software for mechanical CAE

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):124 - 130
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1169 KB)

    This article gives details of the application of CAE methods and tools to the structural design of a Winchester disk drive conducted by SDRC using the I-DEAS mechanical CAE system. The approach described is not limited to disk drives, but has been applied successfully to a variety of products and systems. One of the innovations in the project was the use of specially defined structural elements wh... View full abstract»

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