Modeling and Simulation in Manufacturing and Defense Acquisition:

Modeling and Simulation in Manufacturing and Defense Acquisition:

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The Committee on Modeling and Simulation Enhancements for 21st Century Manufacturing and Acquisition was formed by the NRC in response to a request from the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) of DOD. The committee was asked to (1) investigate next-generation evolutionary and revolutionary MaS capabilities that will support enhanced defense systems acquisition; (2) identify specific emerging design, testing, and manufacturing process technologies that can be enabled by advanced MaS capabilities; (3) relate these emerging technologies to long-term DOD requirements; (4) assess ongoing efforts to develop advanced MaS capabilities and identify gaps that must be filled to make the emerging technologies a reality; (5) identify lessons learned from industry; and (6) recommend specific government actions to expedite development and to enable maximum DOD and U.S. commercial benefit from these capabilities. To complete its task, the committee identified relevant trends and their impact on defense acquisition needs; current use and support for use of MaS within DOD; lessons learned from commercial manufacturing; three cross-cutting and especially challenging uses of MaS technologies; and the areas in which basic research is needed in MaS in order to achieve the desired goals for manufacturing and defense acquisition.Toyota Corporation made extensive use of simulation in the design and construction of the 2002 Toyota Camry. Among ... date for the new model had already been fixed, Toyota used the extra time on simulating details of the car, such as overforce calculations on fuel lids and cup holders (Whitfield, 2001). Like General Motors, Toyota has also used simulation tools to study and resolve ergonomic issues.


Title:Modeling and Simulation in Manufacturing and Defense Acquisition:
Author: Committee on Modeling and Simulation Enhancements for 21st Century Manufacturing and Defense Acquisition, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2002-07-01
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