Computer Integrated Design and Analysis for Machine Tool Components


CIDAM - CP93-7832

Keywords: software tools, CAD, FEM, product modelling


Start Date: 1 February 94 / Status: finished / Duration: 17 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The aim of this project is to develop an integrated system for the design and analysis of machine tool frames. The system is based on a common product model used by existing computer aided design (CAD) and finite element modelling (FEM) software and on flexible communication mechanisms for data exchange. Development of algorithms for the calculation of the non-linear elastic behaviour of guides and pairs of contacting rough surfaces will also be undertaken.

The system will consist of four modules:


Coordinator

Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen
Holzgartenstraße 17
D-70174 Stuttgart, D

EU Partners

Universität Stuttgart, D
WZL/RWTH Aachen, D

Non-EU Partners

Wroclaw Technical University, PL
Prague Technical University, CZ

CONTACT POINT

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Uwe Heisel
Tel: +49 711 121 2791
Fax: +49 711 121 3858


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CIDAM - CP93-7832, May 1997


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