Eco-Design.- The Design for Environmental Compliance Workbench Tool.- Eco-Impact Anticipation by Parametric Screening of Machine System Components.- Man Machine Interaction and Man Machine Interface - Critical Issues for the Human Environment.- Integrating Eco-Design Into Business Environments.- Virtual Environments - the Eco-Friendly Approach to Product Design?.- A TRIZ Approach to Design for Environment.- Eco-Design Approach for the Tripode Type Coupling.- Natural Shapes - A Source of Inspiration for Eco-Design.- Computer Aided Design.- On some Crucial Issues of Computer Support of Conceptual Design.- Expert System for the Total Design of Mechanical Systems with Gears.- Virtual Design Prototyping Utilizing Haptic Immersion.- A New Geometry Representation for Multipurpose Modeling in Conceptual Design.- Simulation Technologies.- An Overview of Several Formulations for Multibody Dynamics.- Dynamic Models in Multi-Body Systems.- Real-Time MBS Formulations: Towards Virtual Engineering.- Multi-Body Dynamics: An Evolution from Constrained Dynamics to a Multi-Psysics Interactive Framework.- A Collaborative Simulation Environment for Multibody System Analysis.- Desing Evaluation of Multibody Systems in Virtual Environment.- Spiral Elevator Modelling and Analysis Using ADAMS Software.- A New Model to Estimate Friction Torque in a Ball Screw System.- Robotics and Manufacturing.- Translational Parallel Robots with Uncoupled Motions.- Design of New High Speed Machining Machines.- High Degree Accuracy Modelling and Calibration of Serial Robots with Large Errors.- Application of Image Analysis for the Study of Structural Modifications in Flowing Emulsions.- The Manufacture Technology of Tube Models by Selective Laser Sintering.- Mobile Robot System Controlled Through Mobile Communications.- Green Energy.- Optimization of the Wind Generation: Comparison Between Two Algorithms.- Design and Determination of the Most Cost Effective PV Configuration Systems to Meet the Loads of a Household.- The Spanish Electric Power Generation Sector and Its Positioning Before Kyoto Protocol.- Helical Turbine for Aeolian Systems and Micro-Hydrostation.- Dynamic Modelling of Wind Farms: A Comparative Study Between Two Modelling Approaches.
This book contains an edited version of the lectures and selected contributions presented during the Advanced Summer Institute on "Product Engineering: Eco-Design, Technologies and Green Energy" organized at the st Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania) in the period 14-21 of July 2004. The Advanced Summer Institute (ASI) was organized in the framework of the European FP5 funded project "ADEPT - Advanced computer aided Design of Ecological Products and Technologies integrating green energy sources" and was devoted to the Product Engineering field, with particular attention to the aspects related to the environmentally conscious design and green energy sources. The objective of the ASI was to create the framework for meeting of leading scientists with PhD holders and advanced PhD students carrying out research in the field of Eco-Design, CAD, Simulation technologies, Robotics, Manufacturing and green energy sources. The aim was to create conditions for high level training through a series of 15 invited lectures presented by world reputed scientists, as well as to give possibilities for young researchers to present their achievements and to establish professional contacts. The ASI was seen also as an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study, management, development and implementation of product engineering principles in the learning and teaching sectors, as well as professionals to come together and share ideas on projects and examples of best practice.