Unification of CAD and FEM using Knowledge Engineering

Utpal Roy, Balaji Bharadwaj, Chris Ludden

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Establishing an “intelligent link” between conventional CAD systems and different analytical tools like finite element analysis packages is a significant concern in design automation. This paper proposes the use of knowledge engineering for the unification process and outlines the dimensions of an overall framework for an integrated CAD/FEM system A prototype system for structural design of aircraft wings has been implemented in this integrated environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalConcurrent Engineering Research and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994


  • automated finite element analysis
  • CAD/FEM integration
  • concurrent engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)

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