Esprit ’89 pp 720-739 | Cite as

ACCORD : Developing Concepts Towards Integration of Analysis and Design

  • J. P. Patureau
  • C. W. Trowbridge
  • C. Bryant
  • N. H. W. Stobbs
  • R. G. Parker
  • S. J. Denniss

Abstract

This paper outlines some concepts developed in ACCORD to help integrate analysis and design of systems into a coherent computer aided environment. Such concepts include : computational speed-up through concurrent processing, on-line access to engineering expertise, data sharing across engineering domains.

Four engineering domains, pertaining mostly to electronics systems, were selected for the development and demonstration of the above concepts, viz : electromagnetics (and more particularly device modelling), life cycle costing, reliability prediction, thermal management. This project will end up in a year with the following software packages :
  1. 1)

    a library of mathematical routines optimized for concurrent processing (APPEAL),

     
  2. 2)

    a novel life cycle costing software facility,

     
  3. 3)

    an advanced thermal engineering software environment featuring on-line access to specialist expertise,

     
  4. 4)

    an advanced reliability engineering software facility featuring knowledge-based assistance to the user.

     

All packages can either be used separately or integrated via a common Database Management System (INGRES). A demonstration on a VAX station will be available at the 1989 Esprit Week.

Keywords

Life Cycle Cost Engineering Domain Engineering Expertise Interface Manager Fault Tree Analysis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Patureau
    • 1
  • C. W. Trowbridge
    • 2
  • C. Bryant
    • 2
  • N. H. W. Stobbs
    • 3
  • R. G. Parker
    • 3
  • S. J. Denniss
    • 3
  1. 1.Zone Industrielle des GâtinesBertin et CiePlaisir CedexFrance
  2. 2.Vector Fields LimitedKidlington, OxfordEngland
  3. 3.GEC - Marconi ResearchGreat Baddow, Chelmsford, EssexEngland

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