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EPSRC Reference: GR/R55245/01
Title: North West Research Centre for Advanced Virtual Prototyping
Principal Investigator: Thompson, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Reid, Professor SR Hewitt, Professor T Fernando, Professor F
Seward, Professor DW Fernando, Professor T
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Department: Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: North West Review
Starts: 01 November 2001 Ends: 31 March 2005 Value (£): 412,581
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EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Information Technologies
Related Grants:
GR/R55221/01 GR/R55214/01 GR/R55238/01
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The research programme is aimed at addressing generic research issues that are common to number of industrial sectors: aerospace, automotive, chemical, energy, and mechanical engineering.The overall research aim of the proposed research Centre is to develop a Virtual Prototyping Tools that will allow engineering (i.e. aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing, process industry) companies to implement a concurrent engineering philosophy within their organisations. We define virtual prototyping as the creation and use of electronic product descriptions within a virtual environment, for performing design operations and analysis that consider all aspects of the product life cycle. Our vision of this virtual prototyping environment is that it will allow designers and engineers to consider customer requirements issues, ergonomic issues, safety issues and environmental impact early in the design phase, to produce quality products and reduce development time and cost. This Virtual Prototyping Tools will be developed giving due considerations to organisational, human and environmental issues to enhance current work practice in the industry.
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