INTEGRATION OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND EXPERT SYSTEM FOR DESIGN OPTIMISATION IN A CAD/CAM ENVIRONMENT

This paper reports on the progress of research currently underway aimed at developing a fully integrated design system (Total Design System). The system incorporates solid modelling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) from a computer aided engineering package with two knowledge based expert systems. The FEA results are used as input data for material selector and manufacturing process adviser. Therefore the reliability and accuracy of the FEA data will determine the quality of the product optimisation performed. The ultimate objective of the Total Design System is to achieve a concurrent engineering environment that is acceptable to a far greater number of people by implementing a high degree of compatible data exchange with a wide and varied array of software packages.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology & Transportation: ODRA 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Technology; 20-22 Sept 1995; Szczecin, Poland & MARTRANS 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Transport in the 21st Century; 30 Aug-1 Sept 1995; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Computational Mechanics Publications, UK, ISBN 1 853123307. Section 4, p 279 [8 p, 8 ref, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Velay, X
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM