Towards a Product Model for Virtual Prototyping

Henson, Brian W., Juster, Neal P. and de Pennington, Alan (1995) Towards a Product Model for Virtual Prototyping. In: 15th Computers in Engineering Conference.

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Most virtual prototypes used within the domain of mechanical engineering are well defined geometric representations loosely linked to analysis packages. By taking a holistic, top-down view of the product introduction process this paper argues that virtual prototypes should be based upon product models that allow for the representation of more than just geometric information. A methodology based upon the reference model for open distributed processing is presented that simplifies the task of deciding what information should be supported. The paper argues that virtual prototypes should use product models that integrate the representation of the geometry, function and behaviour of a product. A case study is presented to show how experimental virtual prototyping software, based on such a product model, can aid the product introduction process.

Keywords:Computer software, Engineering prototypes, Geometry, Mechanical engineering
Subjects:H Engineering > H100 General Engineering
ID Code:47098
Deposited On:29 Oct 2021 11:48

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