Preface. Acknowledgements. List of contributors.
1: Design Theory: Methodology. Confrontation of viewpoints in a concurrent engineering process; G. Martin, et al. A concurrent engineering experience based on a cooperative and object oriented design methodology; S. Gomes, J.C. Sagot. A method and a support for a better integration of mechanical simulation in the design process; F. Pourroy, et al. Representation of design activities using neural networks: application to fuzzy dimensioning; F. Bennis, et al. Quantitative constraints in integrated design; X. Fischer, et al. Handling imprecision in pairwise comparison; F. Limayem, B. Yannou.
2: Design Theory: Models. A declarative approach to a 2D variational modeler; D. Lesage, et al. Copying of free-forms from digitized data; A. Contri, et al. Flexible parts modelling for virtual reality assembly simulations; J.C. Léon, U. Gandiaga. A rectification algorithm for manifold Boundary representation models; R.I.M. Young, et al. A methodology for modeling process information; R. Bacha, B. Yannou.
3: Control, Measurement and Tolerancing. Tight fit design taking into account form and surface defects; J.F. Fontaine, et al. Calculation of virtual and resultant part for variational assembly analysis; L. Pino, et al. 3D Quantification of machining defects; F. Villeneuve, et al. Formal definition of tolerancing in CAD and metrology; P. Serré, et al. Quality measurement on CMM; J.M. Linares, et al. Toward the use of statistical analysis in positional tolerancing; F. Bennis,et al.
4: Manufacturing and Modelling. Prediction and simulation of milling burr formation for edge-precision process planning; C.H.Chu, etal. Optimal workpiece localization for machining applications; J.-F. Chatelain, C. Fortin. Analysis and mapping of the dynamic performance of high-precision motion systems; E.V. Bordatchev. Integration of laser material processing into computer-aided product and process development; M. Geiger, A. Kach. Investigation of sheet metal blanking process; M. Rachik, et al. The concept of the machining surface in 5-axis milling of free-form surfaces; C. Tournier, et al.
5: Manufacturing and Process Planning. Design process modelling of process planning for flexible lines based on conceptual graphs and design rules: applied to cylinder head machining; A. Lefebvre, et al. Determination of virtual means for the integrated design; K. Mawussi, et al. Selecting material handling equipment with PROMETHEE; P. de Lit, et al. A methodology for cost and quality optimization in a design system by linking quality methods; G. Dragoli, D. Brissaud. Disassembly sequencing using technological data; N. Rejneri, et al. Application of fuzzy logic for an assembly methodology; A. Sinzinkayo, et al.
6: Optimal Design of Machines, Structures and Components. Design of closed planar mechanisms of grippers to clutch flat parts; L. Slutski. Interaction of gear epicyclic planets and the effect of web for internal gears; J.-P. de Vaujany, et al. Kinematics of robots with roller-constrained ball-wheels; S. Ostrovskaya, J. Angeles. Structural synthesis of kinematic chains and mechanisms; L. Notash, J. Zhang. General manipulators synthesis for a given workspace; S. Guerry, et al. Object manipulation and mannequin driving based on multi-agent architecture; P. Chedmail, et al.
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