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Morphology-inclusive conceptual modeling with feature objects
Author(s): Imre Horvath; Vilmos Thernesz
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces concept feature-objects to support operational, structural and morphological modeling of mechanical products in the early phase of design. First, the feature-centered approaches to conceptual design are shortly summarized and evaluated. Then a possible implementation of concept feature-objects and the methodology for using them is presented. The strength of concept feature-objects is in their morphology inclusive nature. They appear as parametrized 3D skeletons providing geometrical representations for the modeled engineering conceptions. A concept feature-object models the physical ports, contact surfaces related to ports, bones between ports, DOF of ports, relevant physical parameters, scientific and empirical descriptions of intentional transformations and environmental effects. Modeling entities for a given application are constructed by generic modeling. The method of modeling and simulation with feature-objects is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2644, Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, (22 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235577
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Imre Horvath, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Vilmos Thernesz, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2644:
Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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