Development of an e-Engineering Framework for Automotive Module Design
KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) has been practicing a project on the development of an e-Engineering framework for automotive module design from 1 year ago. In this project, several advanced technologies for e-Engineering such as intelligent software agents, Internet/Web, process-flow, optimization, PDM (Product Data Management) & CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) interfaces, and database management are included. The framework especially focuses on initial prototype design stage of automotive suspension module. A kind of process oriented framework has been developed and a new kind of function oriented one, which means the project’s main goal can be achieved by each autonomous PAS (Process/Analysis Server) agent’s cooperation, is designed and developed on the base of JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment Framework) and VivAce(Vivid Agent computing environment). Each framework aims at providing integrated or individual engineering services between car vendor and 1st tier module maker or between 1st tier and 2nd tier module maker.
KeywordsProduct Lifecycle Management Product Data Management Interface Agent Optimization Agent Super Level
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