Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems

Proceedings of the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 24–26 March, 1999

  • Hubert Kals
  • Fred van Houten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Keynotes

    1. Nam P. Suh
      Pages 1-46
    2. Hans Grabowski, Ralf-Stefan Lossack, El-Fathi El-Mejbri
      Pages 47-56
  3. Conceptual design tools I

    1. T. Wiegers, I. Horváth, J. S. M. Vergeest, E. Z. Opiyo, G. Kuczogi
      Pages 69-78
    2. Serge Tichkiewitch, Lionel Roucoules
      Pages 79-88
    3. J. E. Vinney, G. N. Blount, S. Noroozi
      Pages 89-98
  4. DFM approaches I

    1. Jorge F. Arinez, David S. Cochran
      Pages 99-108
    2. Jarno Wilharms, Deba Dutta, Katta Murty, Georg Still
      Pages 109-118
  5. Process knowledge and design decisions in product development

    1. Imre Horváth, Aad P. Bremer, Joris S. M. Vergeest, Wilfred van der Vegte, György Kuczogi
      Pages 129-142
    2. Imre Horváth, Joris S. M. Vergeest, Willem G. Knoop
      Pages 143-154
    3. Thomas D. Miller, Per Elgaard
      Pages 155-160
  6. Collaborative design tools

  7. Design optimization tools

    1. R. E. Begelinger, E. Post, F. J. A. M. van Houten, H. J. J. Kals
      Pages 189-198
    2. Hua-Chih Huang, Farid Al-Bender, Hendrik Van Brussel
      Pages 199-208
    3. Nicola Senin, David R. Wallace, Nicholas Borland
      Pages 209-218
  8. Knowledge oriented approaches

    1. Marcel Tichem, Barry O’Sullivan
      Pages 219-228
    2. Emmanuel Caillaud
      Pages 229-238
  9. Creative reasoning & design knowledge

    1. Hideaki Takeda, Akira Tsumaya, Tetsuo Tomiyama
      Pages 249-258
  10. DFM approaches II

    1. J. W. van Vliet, C. A. van Luttervelt, H. J. J. Kals
      Pages 269-278
    2. Mark W. Lange, Torsten Kjellberg
      Pages 279-288
    3. Jonas Rosén, Torsten Kjellberg, Mattias Johansson
      Pages 289-298
  11. Estimation & optimization tools for design

  12. Handling uncertainty

  13. Control & decision oriented approaches

  14. Tools for design evaluation

    1. P. Dunne, P. Young, G. Byrne
      Pages 395-404
    2. Bram de Smit, Imre Horváth, Johan J. Broek, Alex F. Lennings, Slamet Sudijono
      Pages 405-414
  15. Conceptual design tools II

    1. E. Z. Opiyo, I. Horváth, J. S. M. Vergeest, T. Wiegers, G. Kuczogi
      Pages 415-424
    2. Jason D. Hintersteiner
      Pages 425-434
  16. Design tools: various issues

  17. Back Matter
    Pages 469-472

About these proceedings


Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainly applies to the design of artefacts, the realisation of which has to meet many constraints and ever raising criteria. The world in which we live today, is enormously influenced by the human race. Over the last century, these artefacts have dramatically changed the living conditions of humans. The present wealth in very large parts of the world, depends on it. All the ideas for better and new artefacts brought forward by humans have gone through the minds of designers, who have turned them into feasible concepts and subsequently transformed them into realistic product models. The designers have been, still are, and will remain the leading 'change agents' in the physical world. Manufacturability of artefacts has always played a significant role in design. In pre­ industrial manufacturing, the blacksmith held the many design and realisation aspects of a product in one hand. The synthesis of the design and manufacturing aspects took, almost implicitly, place in the head of the man. All the knowledge and the skills were stored in one person. Education and training took place along the line of many years of apprenticeship. When the production volumes increased, -'assembling to measure' was no longer tolerated and production efficiency became essential - design, process planning, production planning and fabrication became separated concerns. The designers created their own world, separated from the production world. They argued that restrictions in the freedom of designing would badly influence their creativity in design.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hubert Kals
    • 1
  • Fred van Houten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5199-8
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