A Virtual Engineering Framework to Support Progressive Interaction in Engineering Design

  • Filename: a-virtual-engineering-framework-to-support-progressive-interaction-in-engineering-design.
  • ISBN: 9780549335245
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



Engineering design encompasses a series of non-trivial decision making phases in generating initial solutions, developing mathematical models, performing analysis, and optimizing designs. Engineering analysis and optimization are the phases that often significantly slow down the design process. Thorough designer exploration on the solution space increases the likelihood of determining the most feasible solution but, at the expense of longer lead times. The exploratory capabilities of the designer could be enhanced by creating an interactive virtual engineering framework. This research presents progressive interaction with the designer-in-the-loop whose intelligence is blended with the computational power to suitably control the optimization. Progressive interaction is a human-guided preference articulation method where the designer intelligence continuously controls the engineering analysis and optimization by visualization, modification and controlled re-optimization. Based on the designer's knowledge and the knowledge available from the interaction system, the designer preferences can be modified anytime to expedite optimization. Progressive interaction not only helps the designer discover the hidden relationship between the decision variables but it also uncovers the implicit constraints and other performance limitations of the design. In summary, this research work proposes human-guided, progressive interaction as a solution to complex engineering optimization problems. The proposed solution is demonstrated using three test cases: (1) Interactive image segmentation and optimization, (2) Designer interaction to support shape optimization of a finned dissipater, and (3) Interactive analysis, optimization and design of hydraulic mixing nozzle.

Thermal Engineering in Power Systems

  • Filename: thermal-engineering-in-power-systems.
  • ISBN: 9781845640620
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 391
  • Author: Ryoichi Amano
  • Publisher: WIT Press



Research and development in thermal engineering for power systems are of significant importance to many scientists who are engaged in research and design work in power-related industries and laboratories. This book focuses on variety of research areas including Components of Compressor and Turbines that are used for both electric power systems and aero engines, Fuel Cells, Energy Conversion, and Energy Reuse and Recycling Systems. To be competitive in today's market, power systems need to reduce the operating costs, increase capacity factors and deal with many other tough issues. Heat Transfer and fluid flow issues are of great significance and it is likely that a state-of-the-art edited book with reference to power systems will make a contribution for design and R&D engineers and the development towards sustainable energy systems.

Virtual Engineering

  • Filename: virtual-engineering.
  • ISBN: 160650097X
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 147
  • Author: Joe Cecil
  • Publisher:



This book offers a quick overview of the most cutting-edge uses of the computer in engineering design, 'virtual testing,' and 'virtual applications.' Readers will find clearly illustrated, well-documented case examples that help to bring the abstractions of computer simulation to meaningful practical reality. Contributing authors from a wide variety of engineering disciplines-from both academia and industry- bring a full perspective to what is new in the use of computer-based engineering design. Readers will find: New case studies on Virtual Prototyping, Virtual Reality training systems for Industrial maintenance, and virtual design for biomedical applications Breaking new developments on using touch-based computer tools like the 'virtual movement' glove A novel study on use of Virtual Engineering for globally dispersed engineering teams on collaborative projects

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality in Industry

  • Filename: virtual-reality-augmented-reality-in-industry.
  • ISBN: 9783642173769
  • Release Date: 2012-01-02
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Dengzhe Ma
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



"Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Industry" collects the proceedings of the 2nd Sino-German Workshop on the same topic held in Shanghai on April 16-17, 2009. The papers focus on the latest Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) technology and its application in industrial processes and presents readers with innovative methods, typical case studies and the latest information on VR/AR basic research results and industrial applications, such as 3D rendering, innovative human-machine design, VR/AR methodology and new tools for assisting in industry, virtual assembly, virtual factory, training and education, etc. The book is intended for computer scientists, IT engineers as well as researchers in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Dengzhe Ma and Dr. Xiumin Fan are both professors at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Gausemeier is a professor of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Michael Grafe is a senior engineer in the Product Engineering Research Group at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn.

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

  • Filename: processes-and-foundations-for-virtual-organizations.
  • ISBN: 9780387357041
  • Release Date: 2013-06-05
  • Number of pages: 558
  • Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Publisher: Springer



Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas: -VO breeding environments; -Formation of collaborative networked organizations; -Ontologies and knowledge management; -Process models and interoperability; -Infrastructures; -Multi-agent approaches. In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations. With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.

Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements Contemporary Issues and Implications

  • Filename: virtual-team-leadership-and-collaborative-engineering-advancements-contemporary-issues-and-implications.
  • ISBN: 9781605661117
  • Release Date: 2009-02-28
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Kock, Ned
  • Publisher: IGI Global



Addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on virtual team leadership and collaborative engineering. Presents a blend of conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters.

Engineering Libraries

  • Filename: engineering-libraries.
  • ISBN: 9781317719274
  • Release Date: 2014-04-23
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Thomas W. Conkling
  • Publisher: Routledge



Provide top-flight services in this highly specialized field! This groundbreaking book provides state-of-the-art information on one of the most useful library specialties. Engineering Libraries: Building Collections and Delivering Services is designed for information professionals at all levels of expertise, from new practitioners to specialists in science and engineering. It shows how you can provide top-notch service by designing programs around the genuine needs of the users. Previous books in this field have generally covered only the engineering literature and databases. However, Engineering Libraries focuses on the practical aspects of providing user-friendly information services in an engineering environment. The suggestions and advice are eminently practical and designed for immediate usability. It also reviews the state of scientific communication and progress toward digital libraries. Engineering Libraries offers solid expertise on the fundamental issues of this branch of information science, including: establishing a collection innovative uses of the Web. instructing users assessing services providing services to varied user populations Engineering Libraries is an essential resource for librarians in science, technology, and engineering programs. It is also a valuable text for graduate students and faculty in library science.

Virtual Engineering

  • Filename: virtual-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9783737910538
  • Release Date: 2005-12-05
  • Number of pages: 9
  • Author: I. Zeilhofer-Ficker
  • Publisher: GBI Genios Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH



Virtual Engineering umfasst das Entwickeln und Testen von Produkten im virtuellen Raum aber auch die Planung von Produktionsabläufen in der digitalen Fabrik. Durch Virtual Engineering kann die Time-to-Market wesentlich verkürzt und Entwicklungs- und Produktionskosten gespart werden. Das durchgängige, integrierte Produktdatenmanagement ist für das Virtual Engineering notwendige Voraussetzung. Leider gibt es noch keine Softwareprodukte, die allen Anforderungen von Virtual Engineering absolut gerecht werden.

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

  • Filename: knowledge-based-and-intelligent-information-and-engineering-systems.
  • ISBN: 9783642153907
  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Number of pages: 661
  • Author: Rossitza Setchi
  • Publisher: Springer



th The 14 International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems was held during September 8–10, 2010 in Cardiff, UK. The conference was organized by the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, UK and KES International. KES2010 provided an international scientific forum for the presentation of the - sults of high-quality research on a broad range of intelligent systems topics. The c- ference attracted over 360 submissions from 42 countries and 6 continents: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong ROC, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, - nisia, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. The conference consisted of 6 keynote talks, 11 general tracks and 29 invited s- sions and workshops, on the applications and theory of intelligent systems and related areas. The distinguished keynote speakers were Christopher Bishop, UK, Nikola - sabov, New Zealand, Saeid Nahavandi, Australia, Tetsuo Sawaragi, Japan, Yuzuru Tanaka, Japan and Roger Whitaker, UK. Over 240 oral and poster presentations provided excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research results and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and generation of new ideas. Extended versions of selected papers were considered for publication in the Int- national Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, Engine- ing Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Neural Computing and Applications.

Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi Disciplinary Environment

  • Filename: concurrent-engineering-approaches-for-sustainable-product-development-in-a-multi-disciplinary-environment.
  • ISBN: 9781447144267
  • Release Date: 2012-08-10
  • Number of pages: 1217
  • Author: Josip Stjepandic
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The CE Conference series is organized annually by the International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) and constitutes an important forum for international scientific exchange on concurrent and collaborative enterprise engineering. These international conferences attract a significant number of researchers, industrialists and students, as well as government representatives, who are interested in the recent advances in concurrent engineering research and applications. Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment: Proceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering contains papers accepted, peer reviewed and presented at the annual conference held at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, from 3rd-7th of September 2012. This covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics including: Systems Engineering and Innovation Design for Sustainability Knowledge Engineering and Management Managing product variety Product Life-Cycle Management and Service Engineering Value Engineering

Intelligent Systems for Knowledge Management

  • Filename: intelligent-systems-for-knowledge-management.
  • ISBN: 9783642041709
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Edward Szczerbicki
  • Publisher: Springer



New approaches are needed that could move us towards developing effective systems for problem solving and decision making, systems that can deal with complex and ill-structured situations, systems that can function in information rich environments, systems that can cope with imprecise information, systems that can rely on their knowledge and learn from experience - i.e. intelligent systems. One of the main efforts in intelligent systems development is focused on knowledge and information management which is regarded as the crucial issue in smart decision making support. The 13 Chapters of this book represent a sample of such effort. The overall aim of this book is to provide guidelines to develop tools for smart processing of knowledge and information. Still, the guide does not presume to give ultimate answers. Rather, it poses ideas and case studies to explore and the complexities and challenges of modern knowledge management issues. It also encourages its reader to become aware of the multifaceted interdisciplinary character of such issues. The premise of this book is that its reader will leave it with a heightened ability to think - in different ways - about developing, evaluating, and supporting intelligent knowledge and information management systems in real life based environment.

Virtual and Networked Organizations Emergent Technologies and Tools

  • Filename: virtual-and-networked-organizations-emergent-technologies-and-tools.
  • ISBN: 9783642318009
  • Release Date: 2012-07-15
  • Number of pages: 380
  • Author: Goran D. Putnik
  • Publisher: Springer



This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations, Emergent Technologies, and Tools, ViNOrg 2011, held in Ofir, Portugal, in July 2011. The 35 revised full papers presentedwere carefully reviewed and selected from over 60 initial submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics, such as ubiquitous computing and organizations, cloud computing and architectures, grid computing, human-computer interfaces, serious games, data mining, Web services, cognitive systems, social networks and other emergent IT/IS approaches in various function domains, such as decision support systems, planning, design, control, negotiation, marketing, management and many other, in the context of virtual and networked enterprises and organizations.

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