Accession Number : ADA308108

Title :   (D)ARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE). Phase 4: Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering Tool Development, Integration, and Validation. Phase 5: Collaboration Technologies for Large-Scale Mechanical System Concurrent Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY CENTER FOR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Personal Author(s) : Chang, Kuang-Hua ; Steele, Joel ; Tang, Jun ; Todtz, John ; Tsai, Chung-Shin

PDF Url : ADA308108

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : This document constitutes the Final Report for the (D)ARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE) Phase 4 and Phase 5 research projects, Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering Tool Development, Integration, and Validation and Collaboration Technologies for Large-Scale Mechanical System Concurrent Engineering, respectively, carried out at the Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD), The University of Iowa. Applying basic concepts developed under prior phases of the DICE program, these and related research efforts have defined and implemented a comprehensive, integrated suite of Computer Aided Engineering tools and design methodologies supporting multi-disciplinary product development for a broad base of military vehicle systems. This report describes the software tool, integration, and collaboration technologies developed under these efforts, as well as the underlying conceptual methodologies, research performed under parallel tool integration projects, a high level process for the utilization of these technologies in a multi-disciplinary design environment, and both internal and external example applications demonstrating the utility of these technologies for defense industrial use. The DICE program was initiated in 1988 by the (Defense) Advanced Research Projects Agency ((D)ARPA) to define, develop, and transition to U.S. military and industrial organizations, technologies and methodologies that promote concurrent engineering of products. Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic design development methodology that seeks to substantially reduce product development time by increasing the degree of simultaneity among design activities, while also providing for the development of more mature product design concepts through increased input early in the design stage from all elements of the product life cycle, e.g., requirements definition, design, evaluation,

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MILITARY VEHICLES, *PROTOTYPES, *CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, *TRACKED VEHICLES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, OPTIMIZATION, INDUSTRIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FATIGUE LIFE, STRESS ANALYSIS, PREDICTIONS, VALIDATION, TOOLS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SENSITIVITY, TIME, INTEGRATION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, LIFE CYCLES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE