Development of a novel 3D simulation modelling system for distributed manufacturing

Qin, Sheng-feng, Harrison, Robert, West, Andrew and Wright, David (2004) Development of a novel 3D simulation modelling system for distributed manufacturing. Computers in Industry, 54 (1). pp. 69-81. ISSN 01663615

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2003.07.005

Abstract

This paper describes a novel 3D simulation modelling system for supporting our distributed machine design and control paradigm with respect to simulating and emulating machine behaviour on the Internet. The system has been designed and implemented using Java2D and Java3D. Art easy assembly concept of drag-and-drop assembly has been realised and implemented by the introduction of new connection features (unified interface assembly features) between two assembly components (modules). The system comprises a hierarchical geometric modeller, a behavioural editor, and two assemblers. During modelling, designers can combine basic modelling primitives with general extrusions and integrate CAD geometric models into simulation models. Each simulation component (module) model can be visualised and animated in VRML browsers. It is reusable. This makes machine design re-configurable and flexible. A case study example is given to support our conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation modelling, VRML modelling, connection features, virtual manufacturing
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15885

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