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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS seminar Event

16:00 - 17:00
9 October 2014
Building 2 Room 3041

For more information regarding this event, please email Christine Currie at .

Event details

Knowledge-based decision making for engineering design

 Abstract: Engineering design is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in its approach. Understanding the implications a decision has on the manufacturability, cost of parts and the future direction of the company are important to developing competitive designs. Whilst it is ideal if all of these scenarios can be assessed this involves a complex number of inputs in a wide range of forms. There are difficulties in collecting the necessary data, storing it and modelling or communicating the implications of design decisions and this requires new tools and modelling techniques. This presentation shows research into concurrent engineering, the utilisation of all members of a firm in engineering design, mapping the development of tools and an evolving holistic approach while outlining the future problems and opportunities in this area.

Biodata: Dr. Adam Sobey is a Research Fellow in Engineering Design for Lightweight Structures at the University of Southampton. His interests are in modelling of composite structures including reliability, optimisation, fracture mechanics and design utilising FEA and analytical models alongside HPC and response surfaces to generate tools and processes for engineering design. Applications have included leisure boats, submarines, mine hunters and truss structures.. He completed a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering with Astronautics in 2006 and continued his studies into Concurrent Engineering in the Context of the Leisure Boatbuilding investigating automated analysis of boat structures. In 2009 he started a research fellowship in marine structures managing a joint University project between UCL and Southampton on damaged steel structures and more recently has moved back into research into engineering design for lightweight structures.

Speaker information

Adam Sobey,University of southampton

Dominic Hudson,University of Southampton

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