© 1997

Knowledge Intensive CAD

Proceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.2 International Conference on Knowledge Intensive CAD, 16–18 September 1996, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • Martti Mäntylä
  • Susan Finger
  • Tetsuo Tomiyama
Book KIC 1996

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Architecture for Knowledge Intensive CAD

  3. Methodologies for Knowledge Intensive CAD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jyotibikas Bhattacharya, Louis Steinberg
      Pages 101-123
  4. Design Knowledge Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Marton E. Balazs, David C. Brown, Peter Bastien, Craig E. Wills
      Pages 173-188
    3. T. Kiriyama, A. Kubota
      Pages 189-197
    4. T. J. Peters, S. A. Demurjian, R. McCartney, D. M. Needham
      Pages 198-207
    5. S. J. Culley, G. Theobald
      Pages 237-255
  5. Knowledge Intensive Design for the Life-Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology plays a key role in today's advanced manufacturing environment. To reduce the time to market, achieve zero defect quality the first time, and use available production and logistics resources effectively, product and design process knowledge covering the whole product life-cycle must be used throughout product design. Once generated, this intensive design knowledge should be made available to later life-cycle activities. Due to the increasing concern about global environmental issues and rapidly changing economical situation worldwide, design must exhibit high performance not only in quality and productivity, but also in life-cycle issues, including extended producer's liability. These goals require designers and engineers to use various kinds of design knowledge intensively during product design and to generate design information for use in later stages of the product life-cycle such as production, distribution, operation, maintenance, reclamation, and recycling. Therefore, future CAD systems must incorporate product and design process knowledge, which are not explicitly dealt with in the current systems, in their design tools and design object models.


Recycling architecture computer computer-aided design (CAD) design design process environment knowledge representation logistics maintenance manufacturing product design production quality technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Martti Mäntylä
    • 1
  • Susan Finger
    • 2
  • Tetsuo Tomiyama
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Information Processing ScienceHelsinki University of TechnologyFinland
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of Precision Machinery EngineeringUniversity of TokyoJapan

About the editors

Martti Mäntylä is a Professor at the Laboratory of Information Processing Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Susan Finger is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Tetsuo Tomiyama is a Professor at RACE, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Knowledge Intensive CAD
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.2 International Conference on Knowledge Intensive CAD, 16–18 September 1996, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Authors Martti Mäntylä
    Susan Finger
    Tetsuo Tomiyama
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-81450-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5634-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35192-6
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
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