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Operational design co-ordination : an agent based approach

Coates, G. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Whitfield, R.I. and Hills, W. (2002) Operational design co-ordination : an agent based approach. In: Computer-based design. John Wiley & Sons Inc., pp. 205-214. ISBN 1860583725

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Operational design co-ordination has been identified as the basis for an approach to engineering design management that is more comprehensive than those that currently exist. As such, an integrated and holistic approach to operational design co-ordination has been developed that enables design to be managed in a coherent, appropriate and timely manner. Furthermore, the approach has been implemented within an agent-based software system, called the Design Co-ordination System, which has been applied to an industrial case study involving the computational design analysis of turbine blades. This application demonstrates that managing and adjusting in real-time in an operationally co-ordinated manner enables reductions in the time taken to complete the turbine blade design process to be achieved.