Research on the Variant Design Method Based on the Integration of CAD/CAE


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Component variant design method based on parametric design technology and parametric CAE technology are discussed. Based on the integration of CAD and CAE, a variant design method with the function to satisfy engineering constraints is put forward. Using VC++ and Jscript as developing tools, CAD system (SolidWorks) and CAE system (ANSYS) are redeveloped and integrated. A variant design method based on the integration of CAD/CAE is realized. A prototype system of the above variant design method is developed. As an example, variant design of workbench of a machine tool is realized. The variant design method and the variant design prototype system are verified.



Edited by:

Jing Guo




S. N. Wang et al., "Research on the Variant Design Method Based on the Integration of CAD/CAE", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 248-251, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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