WIT Press


A Concurrent Engineering Demonstration System For Use In Training Engineers And Managers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930372

Volume

2

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

2,042 kb

Author(s)

D.C. Brown, R.E. Douglas, Jr. & D.C. Zenger

Abstract

A concurrent engineering demonstration system for use in training engineers and managers D.C. Brown,* R.E. Douglas, Jr.* & D.C. Zenger* * Artificial Intelligence Research Group, Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609, USA & Manufacturing Engineering Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ABSTRACT This paper describes SNEAKERS, a Concurrent Engineering Demonstration System. The purpose of the system is to act as an educational tool to highlight the importance of the Concurrent Engineering methodology as a part of modern design philosophy, and to demonstrate the power of multiple single-function Expert Systems. The work was sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation. 1. INTRODUCTION The main goal of this research was to define some of the key issues in Concur- rent Engineering (CE), and then to develop a tool, a single-user system called SNEAKERS, to demonstrate these issues to managers and engineers. The tool

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