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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 66
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS: TECHNIQUES AND DEVELOPMENTS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper I.1

Motion Analysis using a Logic-based Modeling Approach

D. Jonson, J. DeBeer and N. Diya

Center for Advanced Materials, Design and Prototyping Research, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
D. Jonson, J. DeBeer, N. Diya, "Motion Analysis using a Logic-based Modeling Approach", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Computational Mechanics: Techniques and Developments", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 1-8, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.66.1.1
Abstract
The advancements in computer-aided design software has revolutionized the traditional design process. The availability of sophisticated solid modeling tools has resulted in increased productivity and improved product quality. Computer-based analysis tools used for evaluating design or process performance have also made significant advances and are capable of analysing complex problems on a routine basis. The next stage in the development of computer-aided engineering tools is the seamless integration of the design generation and design evaluation phases. This paper addresses the development of a mechanical design system based on the integration of a CAD system with a motion analysis code. The basis for this involves the use of a common product data model and a mechanism for automating the exchange of information between design and analysis phases using predicate logic.

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