Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques provides a practical understanding of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE), an approach that is driving automation in engineering. Companies are using the technology to automate engineering tasks, achieving gains in output, and saving time. This book will be the main source of information available for implementing KBE systems, integrating KBE with the finite element methods, and showing how KBE is used to automate engineering and analysis of mechanical systems. The process of combining KBE with optimization techniques is explored, and the use of software tools is presented in some detail.
"…this work will be an excellent exposition and guide for modern machine system design. For too long machine design has been treated as an art that could not be systematically learned or applied. I suspect that many machine designers will be interested, and that it will also be embraced by the academic community as a long-awaited text for teaching these subjects. Sivertsen and Haugen’s book has the potential to become the forerunner of a new genre of Mechanical Engineering Design references and textbooks."
—Arvid Myklebust, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University
Introduction. State-Of-The-Art Knowledge-Based Engineering. State-Of-The-Art FE-based Dynamic Simulation. Framework for Generic Mechanism Modeling. Design Optimization. Environment for Design Automation. Interaction with the User. Automated Design Cases.