Materials Information for CAD/CAM

Materials Information for CAD/CAM

1st Edition - August 19, 1991

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  • Author: Philip Sargent
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193663

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Materials Information for CAD/CAM addresses the problem of designing databases, expert system, communication systems, and decision support aids that can be integrated with manual and software-supported tasks in design and manufacture, in CAD and CAM. This book covers tasks of materials selection, materials process simulation, and materials modelling that involve access to materials identification or property information. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the use of materials information in engineering design and manufacture. This text then explains how computerized CAD/CAM systems change the ways in which this information has been effectively used. Other chapters consider the organizational and technical aspects of data interchange in general. This book discusses as well the requirements in representing materials information in databases. The final chapter deals with integrated design environments with respects to their capabilities for utilizing materials information. This book is intended to be suitable for anyone who is planning the construction, management, or use of any kind of engineering materials property information system.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Introduction and Reader's Guide

    Materials and Design

    Design and Manufacture

    How This Book is Organized

    2 Materials Selection


    Practical Issues

    Concurrent Engineering

    Data for Design

    The Ashby Methods

    Five More Techniques

    Selection Extends over Time

    From Data to Information

    3 Representing Information

    Representation and Integration

    Materials Information

    Relationships and Adequacy


    Information Resource Dictionaries

    McCarthy's Data Thesaurus

    4 Data Interchange Technologies


    Item Based Formats

    Table Based Formats

    Conclusions on Format Types

    History of Data Interchange

    CALS and SGML

    Techno-Economic Materials Data

    Open Distributed Processing

    5 Decisions and Selection


    The Selection Problem

    Theorems and Pitfalls

    Materials Selection



    6 Information Quality


    Quality and Data Interchange

    Survey of Studies of Data Quality

    Data Quality Levels

    Data Reporting and Identification

    Quality Indicators

    Organizations, Staff and Procedures

    Conclusions on Information Quality

    7 Knowledge-Based Systems


    Models: Types of Expert System


    Tutorial Systems

    Big Systems

    The Future

    8 CAD/CAM Environments


    Trends in Design Environments

    Capricious and Stable Information

    Creating Information Components

    Foretelling the Future




Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: August 19, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193663

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Philip Sargent

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