CAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future ’90

Volume 1: Concurrent Engineering 5th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics, and Factories of the Future (CARS and FOF’90 Proceedings International Society for Productivity Enhancement

  • Suren N. Dwivedi
  • Alok K. Verma
  • John E. Sneckenberger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suren N. Dwivedi, Michael Sobolewski
      Pages 3-16
  3. Intelligent Information Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. A. Kusiak, E. Szczerbicki
      Pages 39-48
    3. K. H. Jones, S. Olariu, L. F. Rowell, J. L. Schwing, A. Wilhite
      Pages 55-60
    4. Bruce A. Harding
      Pages 61-66
    5. Chun Zhang, Hsu-Pin Wang
      Pages 67-72
    6. Daniel M. Nichols, Sumitra Reddy
      Pages 73-79
    7. Naresh C. Maheshwari, Bradley S. Bennett
      Pages 80-85
  4. Neural Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Kenneth R. Currie
      Pages 89-94
    3. Ram Huggahalli, Cihan Dagli
      Pages 102-107
    4. Soundar R. T. Kumara, Najwa S. Merchawi
      Pages 108-114
  5. Knowledge-Based Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115

About these proceedings


According to the Concurrent Engineering Research Center (CERC) at West Virginia University, "the concurrent engineering (CE) is a rapid simultaneous approach where research and development, design, manufacturing and support are carried out in parallel". The mission of concurrent engineering is to reduce time to market, improve total quality and lower cost for products or systems developed and supported by large organizations. The purpose of the concurrent design methodology is to let the designer know the consequences of his design decisions in the manufacturing and assembly stages as well as in subsequent operations. Design for manufacture and assembly, design for reliability and testability, CAD/CAM/CAE, knowledge based systems, cost analysis and advanced material technology are the major constituents of concurrent engineering. The need for concurrent engineering can be justified from the fact that in every production cycle, the design phase approximately takes 5 to 10% of the total cycle, but overall it influences 80% of the production cycle. This volume contains articles from a wide spectrum dealing with concepts of concurrent engineering. The importance of the knowledge-based systems in the CE environment is significant as they provide the common platform to achieve the same level of expertise to the designers and manufacturers throughout the organization for the specific task. Their role in "do it right the first time" is very important in providing aid to the designers and manufacturers to optimize the design and manufacturing setups for a cost­ effectiveness and reduced production time.


computer-aided engineering (CAE) knowledge-based systems robot robotics stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Suren N. Dwivedi
    • 1
  • Alok K. Verma
    • 2
  • John E. Sneckenberger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering TechnologyOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Concurrent Engineering Research CenterWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84340-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84338-9
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