Accession Number:

ADA346507

Title:

Virtual Manufacturing (la Fabrication virtuelle)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

Virtual Manufacturing VM is an integrated, synthetic manufacturing environment exercised to enhance all levels of decision and control. This process uses product, process and resource models to evaluate the producibility and affordability of new product concepts prior to commitment to the final product design. Design processes are captured in the single geometric database and integrated with the planned manufacturing processes resulting in a simulation of the manufacturing environment. The critical questions of manufacturing cycle time, people resource requirements and physical resource requirements for various scenarios are quantified with simulation. Thus, Virtual Manufacturing VM is a tool to achieve more affordable aircraft designs and operate in new modes characterized by reduced design cycles and risk reducing techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE