WIT Press


Computer Package For Car Body Design In The Automotive Industry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP010381

Volume

54

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,356 kb

Author(s)

A. Iglesias & A. Gálvez

Abstract

Computer package for car body design in the automotive industry A. Iglesias & A. Galvez Cantabria, Spain Abstract The process of designing a car body is one of the most outstanding appli- cations of the computers in the automotive industry. This paper presents a new computer package for design, CBDSYS, which is currently used by CANDEMAT, a Spanish company that builds moulds and dies of pieces of car bodies. Since the program is intended to be used for both stylists and engineers, it combines a user-friendly interface and a powerful kernel of symbolic, numerical and graphical libraries. The paper discusses the main features of this package as well as some of its potential applications. 1 Introduction Automotive industry is often seen as one of the best indices of the tech- nological development of a country. It also pioneers many of the research advances in a number of different fields such as fluid dynamics, computer design, microelectronics, materials technology, virtual r

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