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Doing Business As Name:The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
  • Christopher D Geiger
  • (407) 823-0221
Award Date:07/15/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 147,053
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 79,171
  • FY 2009=$35,224
  • FY 2010=$43,947
Start Date:08/15/2009
End Date:07/31/2013
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:University of Central Florida Research Site of the NSF I/UCRC for e-Design
Federal Award ID Number:0934373
DUNS ID:150805653
Parent DUNS ID:159621697
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Awardee Cong. District:07

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Cong. District:07

Abstract at Time of Award

IIP 0934373 e-Design: IT-Enabled Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems University of Central Florida Geiger This is a proposal to renew the University of Central Florida's participation in the e-Design Center, an I/UCRC center that was created in 2003. The multi-university center is currently comprised of Virginia Tech (lead institute), University of Central Florida and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Carnegie Mellon University is slated to join as a full partner in 2009. The mission and vision of the NSF Center for e-Design is to serve as a national Center of Excellence in IT-enabled design and realization of manufactured products. The University of Central Florida's (UCF) participation is vital to the overall success of the Center. Continued research efforts at UCF will contribute to the development of a set of coordinated tools and practices that can support conceptual and detailed design requirements specification, as well as the development of a conceptual modeler that can be used to support iterative conceptual design. The research efforts at UCF fully align with the Center?s long-term goal of serving as a Center for Excellence in IT-enabled conceptualization, design and realization of engineered products and systems. The proposed Center's renewal will enable UCF to continue its key research and leadership role in the Center, as well as contribute significantly to the successful development and preparation of graduate and undergraduate students. Benefits to students will include integration of resulting work into coursework and engineering curricula, as well as internship opportunities. The center will provide a unique experience to students who can interact and collaborate with industrial researchers and engineers. Research and educational findings will continue to be disseminated nationally and will have a significant impact on US industry as a whole.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Chang, X. and Terpenny, J.P "Ontology-Based Data Integration and Decision Support for Product e-Design" Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, v.25, 2009, p.863.

Orfi, N., Terpenny, J.P., and Sahin-Sariisik, A. "Harnessing Product Complexity: Step 1 - Establishing Product Complexity Dimensions and" The Engineering Economist, v.56, 2011, p.59.

Witherell, P., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I., and Wileden,J. "Improved knowledge management through first-order predicate in engineering design ontologies" Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AI-EDAM), v.24, 2010, p.245. doi:10.1017/S0890060409990096 

Williams, C., McNair, L., Crede, E., Paretti, M., Terpenny, J., "Designing Hands-On Teaming Activities for Courses with Large Enrollments:" Special Issue on Sustaining Sustainable Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, v.26, 2010, p.408.

Goff, R., Williams, C., Terpenny, J., Gilbert, K., Knott, T. and Lo, J., "ROXIE: Real Outreach eXperiences In Engineering First-Year Engineering Students Designing for Community Partners" Special Issue on Sustaining Sustainable Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, v.26, 2010, p.1.

Chang, X., Rai R., and Terpenny, J. "Development and Utilization of Ontologies in Design for Manufacturing (DFM)" Journal of Mechanical Design, v.132, 2010, p..

Chang, X., Terpenny, J., and Koelling, P., "Reducing Errors in the Development, Maintenance and Utilisation of Ontologies" International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, v.23, 2010, p.341.

Rockwell, J., Grosse, I., Krishnamurty, S.,, and Wileden,J. "A semantic information model for capturing and communicating design decisions" ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v.10, 2010, p.. doi:10.1115/1.3462926 

Ren, P., Hong, D.W., Terpenny, J., and Goff, R. "Bridging Theory and Practice in a Senior Level Robotics Course for Mechanical and" ASEE Computers in Education Journal, v.4, 2010, p..

Xu, Y., Red, E., and Jensen, C. "A Flexible Context Architecture for a Multi-User GUI" Computer-Aided Design & Applications, v., 2011, p.449.

Li, Y., Chang, X., Terpenny, J., and Gilbert, T. "Ontology-based Multi-platform Identification Method" Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v.10, 2010, p.. doi:10.1115/1.3467010 

Fernandes, R., Grosse, I., Krishnamurty, S., Wileden,J., and Witherell, P., "Semantic methods supporting design innovation" Advanced Engineering Informatics, v., 2010, p.. doi:10.1016/j.aei.2010.08.001 

Goff, R., Williams, C., Terpenny, J., Gilbert, K., Knott, T. and Lo, J. "ROXIE: Real Outreach eXperiences In Engineering First-Year" Special Issue on Sustaining Sustainable Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, v.26, 2010, p.349.

Red, E., Jensen, C. G., Marshall, F., Ryskamp, J. and Xu, Y. "v-CAx: A Research Agenda for Collaborative Computer-Aided Applications" Computer-Aided Design and Applications, v.7, 2010, p.387.

Mix, K. J., Jensen, C. G. and Ryskamp, J. "Automated Design Rationale Capture within the CAx Environment" Computer- Aided Design and Applications, v.7, 2010, p.361.

Shao, T and Krishnamurty, S. "A Preference-Performance Hybrid Method for Surrogate Model Updating in Engineering Design Optimization" International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), v.9, 2009, p.218.

Project Outcomes Report


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The NSF I/UCRC for e-Design UCF Research Site had faculty and student research teams working in areas that are synergistic with the mission and vision of the NSF I/UCRC for e-Design.  These areas include: 1) user-centered design - cognitive tools, ergonomic tools, user experience tools, industrial design tools; 2) enabling information infrastructure for architecture development of modeling and simulation environments; 3) applying computer-science formalismsrooted in interoperability of programming languages to the problem of ensuring interoperability of semantically rich knowledge structures; and 4) product and system design requirements real-time optimization and tracking.  These research efforts support the Center’s long-term goal of developing a new design paradigm to support functionality-based design and reasoning in the conceptualization, design and realization of engineered products and systems.The research efforts of the faculty researchers at UCF focus on the following objectives: 1) realization of conceptual modeling tools aimed at reducing design cycle time and ensuring maximum achievement of design goals for human use; 2) exploration of information infrastructure and interoperability to support collaboration for conceptual design; and 3) establishment of a critical mass of expertise focused on the development of e-design modeling and simulation software tools. UCF researchers developed a conceptual prototype for user-centered conceptual design simultaneously considering multiple design criteria. The prototype, designed using the Java Platform, Standard Edition with the intention of facilitating rapid prototype development and distribution, employs a set of mathematical transformation algorithms. The prototype takes as input a user-centered design description of an engineered product (or system) and then intelligently produces a corresponding, detailed set of user-centered design criteria organized by relative interdependence. In short, the user specifies what they need in a product/system by describing how they will use it and the prototype generates an organized outline of how to build it to the product/system designer. A number of relational databases were constructed that describe: (1) the elemental user interactions with a product/system, (2) the relationship of those elemental interactions to the factors of user centered design, and (3) the relationship of the user centered design factors to the factors for product/system design. After the conceptual design criteria prioritization, the prototype ranks the set of user-centered design criteria, allowing the designer to effectively prioritize their design effort based on the planned interaction by the end-user of the product/system.

Last Modified: 10/09/2014
Modified by: Christopher D Geiger

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