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Integrating Thermal Tools Into the Mechanical Design ProcessThe intent of mechanical design is to deliver a hardware product that meets or exceeds customer expectations, while reducing cycle time and cost. To this end, an integrated mechanical design process enables the idea of parallel development (concurrent engineering). This represents a shift from the traditional mechanical design process. With such a concurrent process, there are significant issues that have to be identified and addressed before re-engineering the mechanical design process to facilitate concurrent engineering. These issues also assist in the integration and re-engineering of the thermal design sub-process since it resides within the entire mechanical design process. With these issues in mind, a thermal design sub-process can be re-defined in a manner that has a higher probability of acceptance, thus enabling an integrated mechanical design process. However, the actual implementation is not always problem-free. Experience in applying the thermal design sub-process to actual situations provides the evidence for improvement, but more importantly, for judging the viability and feasibility of the sub-process.
Document ID
20000025403
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Tsuyuki, Glenn T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Siebes, Georg (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Novak, Keith S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Kinsella, Gary M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Ninth Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop Proceedings
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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