At the conceptual stage of the design process it is increasingly common that analysis tools are involved in the evaluation of a large number of alternative designs. Designers use such analysis tools to assist with large scale concept evaluations and the prediction of good initial designs. Consequently there exists a need to coordinate these analysis tools to enable the early stage of design to be performed in a timely and efficient manner. This paper describes a generic methodology that allows the management and coordination of design analysis tools. A Computer Aided Design tool, namely the Design Coordination System (DCS), has been developed to assist the designer in performing computational analysis in a distributed computing environment. Within the DCS, a collection of design agents act as members of a multi-functional team operating in a cooperative and coordinated manner in order to satisfy the objective of efficiently performing the design analysis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'99) - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 24 Aug 1999 → 26 Aug 1999
|Conference||Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'99)|
|Period||24/08/99 → 26/08/99|
- design coordination
- design agents
- distributed computing
- design engineering
Coates, G., Duffy, A. H. B., Whitfield, R. I., & Hills, W. (1999). A methodology for design coordination in a distributed computing environment. Paper presented at Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'99), Munich, Germany, .