Some Implications of Automated Design on the Engineering Process

Published in: American Association of Cost Engineers Bulletin, v. 9, no. 4, Dec. 1967, p. 1-7

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by L. S. Hill

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In theoretical design activities, preliminary design engineers may eventually use all aspects of computerized design as adjuncts to their work. At present, parts that can be defined mathematically can be designed by means of the computer. Applied to engineering computations, computers provide a means of refining a design by the constant testing and retesting of certain elements. They decrease the possibility of conceptual errors in design by providing a capability for investigating many alternative courses and the use of simulation models.

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