The role of customized computational tools in product development.

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Model-based computer simulations have revolutionized product development in the last 10 to 15 years. Technologies that have existed for many decades or even centuries have been improved with the aid of computer simulations. Everything from low-tech consumer goods such as detergents, lubricants and light bulb filaments to the most advanced high-tech products such as airplane wings, wireless communication technologies and pharmaceuticals is engineered with the aid of computer simulations today. In this paper, we present a framework for describing computational tools and their application within the context of product engineering. We examine a few cases of product development that integrate ... continued below

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Heinstein, Martin Wilhelm; Kempka, Steven Norman & Tikare, Veena June 1, 2005.

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Model-based computer simulations have revolutionized product development in the last 10 to 15 years. Technologies that have existed for many decades or even centuries have been improved with the aid of computer simulations. Everything from low-tech consumer goods such as detergents, lubricants and light bulb filaments to the most advanced high-tech products such as airplane wings, wireless communication technologies and pharmaceuticals is engineered with the aid of computer simulations today. In this paper, we present a framework for describing computational tools and their application within the context of product engineering. We examine a few cases of product development that integrate numerical computer simulations into the development stage. We will discuss how the simulations were integrated into the development process, what features made the simulations useful, the level of knowledge and experience that was necessary to run meaningful simulations and other details of the process. Based on this discussion, recommendations for the incorporation of simulations and computational tools into product development will be made.

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  • Report No.: SAND2005-2719
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/876313 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 876313
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878111

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Heinstein, Martin Wilhelm; Kempka, Steven Norman & Tikare, Veena. The role of customized computational tools in product development., report, June 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878111/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.