Tickets are free but need to be reserved from Sheila Wilmott on extension 6631. The lecture will take place in 2 East 3.1.

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Internal News - 17 January 2008

Public lecture on engineering design

Professor Steve Culley, Head of the Design Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will trace the development of the research discipline of engineering design at his inaugural lecture next week (6.15pm, Wednesday 23 January 2008).

One of the newer academic research disciplines, engineering design sits alongside management and manufacturing research and examines the process of designing engineering products to identify how best it can be managed, controlled and supported..

“Engineering design activity is dealing with increasingly complex products and processes,” said Professor Culley.

“It is often globally distributed and has to enable flexible product configuration and manufacture.

“There is also an ongoing move from physical prototypes to simulation-based engineering and a powerful drive towards short product lifecycles and sustainable engineering.

“Within all this there is the key dimension of design information and knowledge.

“This has been the focus of ongoing research work to support the provision of appropriate and accurate information to engineers who are creating and embodying new products and systems.”

The presentation will describe a variety of issues and approaches from information and knowledge management research activity in the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre(IdMRC) and with in the KIM Grand Challenge project.

Tickets are free but need to be reserved from Sheila Wilmott on extension 6631. The lecture will take place in 2 East 3.1.

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