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Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.11.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Mechanical design   
2.10.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Manufacturing technologies and systems   

Code Science Field
T210  Technological sciences  Mechanical engineering, hydraulics, vacuum technology, vibration and acoustic engineering 
T111  Technological sciences  Imaging, image processing 
T130  Technological sciences  Production technology 
B140  Biomedical sciences  Clinical physics, radiology, tomography, medical instrumentation 
B725  Biomedical sciences  Diagnostics 
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02859  PhD Jože Duhovnik  Mechanical design  Head  2001 - 2003  1,027 
2.  07034  PhD Nikola Jelić  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  129 
3.  14128  PhD Tomaž Kolšek  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  66 
4.  12725  PhD Leon Kos  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  253 
5.  16296  Janez Krek  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  39 
6.  21797  Matjaž Šubelj  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
7.  11664  PhD Jože Tavčar  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  319 
8.  10978  PhD Roman Žavbi  Mechanical design  Researcher  2001 - 2003  190 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0782  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  Ljubljana  1627031  29,574 
In the theory of engineering design, the phase of conceptual design has recently been a very important field of research. In general, two approaches can be identified: production of descriptive and prescriptive conceptual design models. We believe that truly descriptive modelling of the conceptual design process will be possible only after a complete understanding of the functioning of the human brain has been achieved, since engineering design is one of the most complex human activities; obviously, this will not happen very soon. The LECAD team favours the prescriptive models, but believes that these need to be appropriately formalised in order to enable gradual automation of the process. The team bases its work on the assumption that it is possible to design technical systems by chaining physical laws. Emphasis is on the formalisation of chaining, connection of the basic schematics of physical laws, and function overlapping. The latter causes the generation of multifunction components. Formalisation of the use of topology, geometry and materials as sources of innovations is also stressed. Special attention will be paid to the evaluation of the generated solutions. Reconstruction of the existing technical systems and the conceptual design of entirely new ones will be used to test the appropriateness of these methods. The second group of research activities involves modelling of the structure of the human body from CT imaging and visualisation. In general, this field of research is extremely important for unusual medical cases. It is intended for quite a detailed 3D visualisation in order to enable a higher diagnostic accuracy. CT images can be recognised by their characteristic contours with the aid of contrast settings. Image contrasting is important for the recognition of various tissues in cross-sections. Research will therefore be oriented towards image processing and contrast analysis. It will later be supplemented to achieve spatial modelling of spatial contours obtained in this manner. Using surface patches, the surface itself will then be generated. Appropriate mathematical algorithms (the existing ones and new ones) will enable modelling in real time. The third group of research activities is oriented towards the research of information flows, from engineering design to the manufacturing process. Information models will be studied in a real industrial environment and compared with the theoretical models which are based on a full knowledge of the design process, since research to date has proven that it is necessary to determine the generators of information more clearly and identify the direct users and repeaters, and subsequently to ensure a recognisable information database for individual products. Upgrading of the information system in a manufacturing environment will include a study of the bases for a virtual production space, which is integrated into the real environment at various locations.
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