Neutral Product Definition Database for Large Multifunctional Systems


NEUTRABAS - 2010

Keywords data exchange, neutral data formats/representations, one-off production, ship construction, STEP standard


Start Date: 01-APR-89 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to develop standardised methods for the storage and exchange of data defining shipbuilding and ocean engineering products as representative examples of large multifunctional systems.

Building on the work of ESPRIT project 322 (CAD*I) and CAD interface formats such as STEP and PDES, the project will define the principles of application-oriented reference models relating to complex maritime products, which include many services and machinery systems within a constraining steelwork envelope.

A Neutral Product Definition Format will be defined to serve as an exchange and archiving medium for the complete standardised product definition model. In order to verify the validity of the basic principles which would be adopted in the preparation of the specification, the project will include the development of the part of the database concerned with the modelling of the steel structure, with tests simulating actual exploitation conditions.

The availability of a neutral product definition format will encourage the development of new applications and significantly assist cooperation between the large number of designers, manufacturers and subsystem vendors typically involved in marine engineering projects. A number of software products incorporating the product definition format are expected to be exploited as a result of the development.

It is also expected that the project will provide a valuable contribution to international standardisation in the area of product data exchange technologies and will serve as a test case for the viability of the ISO/STEP/CAD*I approach for complex multi-functional products.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Bernard Nizery
INST. DE RECHERCHE DE CONSTRUCTION
NAVALE
Rue de Monceau 47
F - 75008 PARIS
tel: + 33/ 1-45619911
fax: + 33/ 1-42892532
telex: 280756 NAVIR F

Participants

INST. DE RECHERCHE DE CONSTRUCTION
NAVALE - F - C
CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE
GEC ALSTHOM - F - P
DECISION INTERNATIONAL - F - P
EMIT GMBH - D - P
SCHIFFKO SCHIFFSKONSTRUKTION
UND -ENTWICKLUNG - D - P
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID - E - P
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER-TOULOUSE - F - P
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE - UK - P
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN - D - P
SENER-SISTEMAS MARINOS SA - E - P
HOWALDTSWERKE-DEUTSCHE WERFT AG - D - P
COTEC COMPUTING SERVICES - UK - P
BIBA - D - P
DIGITAL GERMANY - D - A


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NEUTRABAS - 2010, December 1993


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