Enhanced Design Process with CAD/CAE Integration and Smart Knowledge Capturing Method

  • Author / Creator
    Gujarathi, Ganesh
  • Generally, a design process involves multiple modeling and analysis interaction iterations accommodating changes and verifications. It is convenient to develop generative programs to automate some tedious and repetitive processes in order to minimize cycle times and the engineer’s routine efforts associated with various design stages. The proposed process model incorporates embedded engineering knowledge and generative Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) analysis for partial automation of product development. For improved efficiency and ease of operation, the process used a CAD/CAE integration approach with smart program development mechanism for automated modeling and analysis. A CAD/CAE integration method using a Common Data Model (CDM) containing all the required parametric information for both CAD modelling and CAE analysis is implemented. The CDM is used as a parametric data model repository and the supply source of input for those associative entities of CAD and CAE models and thus maintaining the associative dependencies among them. The pro-recorded journal file from the modeling and analysis software tool are used for rapid and easy program development of generative CAD and CAE.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2011
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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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