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Integrating computer programs for engineering analysis and designThe design of a third-generation system for integrating computer programs for engineering and design has been developed for the Aerospace Vehicle Interactive Design (AVID) system. This system consists of an engineering data management system, program interface software, a user interface, and a geometry system. A relational information system (ARIS) was developed specifically for the computer-aided engineering system. It is used for a repository of design data that are communicated between analysis programs, for a dictionary that describes these design data, for a directory that describes the analysis programs, and for other system functions. A method is described for interfacing independent analysis programs into a loosely-coupled design system. This method emphasizes an interactive extension of analysis techniques and manipulation of design data. Also, integrity mechanisms exist to maintain database correctness for multidisciplinary design tasks by an individual or a team of specialists. Finally, a prototype user interface program has been developed to aid in system utilization.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Wilhite, A. W.
(NASA Langley Research Center Space Systems Div., Hampton, VA, United States)
Crisp, V. K.
(Kentron International, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Johnson, S. C.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 83-0597
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Reno, NV)
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