Cloud-based design and manufacturing: a network perspective

dc.contributor.advisor Schaefer, Dirk
dc.contributor.advisor Rosen, David W.
dc.contributor.author Wu, Dazhong
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kurfess, Thomas R.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Panchal, Jitesh
dc.contributor.committeeMember McGinnis, Leon F.
dc.contributor.department Mechanical Engineering
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T20:50:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T20:50:23Z
dc.date.created 2014-12
dc.date.issued 2014-08-25
dc.date.submitted December 2014
dc.date.updated 2015-01-12T20:50:24Z
dc.description.abstract The motivation of this research is the need for reducing time and cost associated with maintaining information and communication technology infrastructure for design and manufacturing in digitally networked environments, enhancing design communication and collaboration in distributed and collaborative design processes, and adapting to rapidly changing market demands. The objective of this dissertation is to propose a new design and manufacturing paradigm, namely, Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM), for enhancing collaborative product development in distributed settings. In this dissertation, the following challenges pertaining to CBDM are addressed: the systematic development of a conceptual framework and a holistic vision for CBDM systems; the development of a new approach for visualizing distributed and collaborative design processes, measuring tie strengths in a complex and large design collaboration network, and detecting design communities with common design activities in cloud-based design (CBD) settings from a social network perspective; and the development of a new approach that helps identify potential manufacturing bottlenecks and scale manufacturing capacity in cloud-based manufacturing (CBM) settings from a manufacturing network perspective. The contributions of this dissertation are categorized in three research domains: (1) proposing the first definition, a holistic vision, and an example of application scenario for CBDM, (2) modeling and analyzing information flow in cloud-based design for improving design collaboration, and (3) modeling and analyzing material flow in cloud-based manufacturing for planning manufacturing scalability.
dc.description.degree Ph.D.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/53029
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology
dc.subject Cloud-based design and manufacturing
dc.subject Collaborative design
dc.subject Distributed manufacturing
dc.title Cloud-based design and manufacturing: a network perspective
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
local.contributor.advisor Rosen, David W.
local.contributor.corporatename George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
relation.isAdvisorOfPublication 8670f309-1b84-4a52-9641-bbb31a1d8af6
relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication c01ff908-c25f-439b-bf10-a074ed886bb7
relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication 7c022d60-21d5-497c-b552-95e489a06569
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Thumbnail Image
5.25 MB
Adobe Portable Document Format
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
3.86 KB
Plain Text