George Draghici

George Draghici
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania · Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Professor Emeritus

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Introduction
Main activities and responsibilities: Research activities, PhD supervisor, Director of the Integrated Engineering Research Center; Member of the National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU), the Commission for Industrial and Management Engineering, Ministry of Education; Member of the Scientific Council of the Francophonie University Agency (AUF); Member of the Regional Expert Committee of the AUF Directorate for Central and Eastern Europe (DRECO). Research field: Industrial engineering, Conceptual design, Integrated collaborative design and manufacturing, Product lifecycle management, Educational management.
Additional affiliations
September 1972 - present
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Description
  • Integrated design, Manufacturing engineering, Process planing, Project management
September 1972 - present
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
September 1967 - June 1980
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Field of study
  • Manufacturing engineering

Publications

Publications (123)
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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the influence of the dimensional characteristics and mechanical strength characteristics of the pipe material on the diameter of the perforated holes in these long pipes, to maintain the stability of the pipe shape in the perforated area. The research aimed to establish the maximum limit dimensions of holes...
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Today, industrial values have led to a new step in evolution. industrial, namely the implementation of Industry 5.0. The Artificial Intelligent systems are internal optimization systems, they lead the processing processes based on the information entered by the process disruptors. Machining processes on machine tools are considered complex processe...
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An important aspect that defines the product design and development process relates to the identification and collection of market needs or the definition by the customer of a set of specifications transformed into design and functional parameters. In most cases, new product development in the industrial environment involves creating an updated ver...
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When perforation by cold plastic deformation processes of long round pipes, the technological problems appear primarily at the deformation of the part section, in the perforation area by losing the stability of the part, in the case of holes made at a distance from the pipe ends. The purpose of the research was to determine the influence of the con...
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The concept of Industry 4.0 is highlighting that high-speed mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud technology are very likely to develop in all sectors of industry technologies between 2020 and 2022. The companies are already looking into machine learning, augmented reality, and additive manufacturing for considerabl...
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Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are the new computer technologies to create a simulated environment in the field of automotive. Virtual Reality can create for its users an experience that simulates the real environment in the field of automotive and creates a 3D image. Instead of having a screen in front of them, users interact with...
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We are in a new stage of industrialization. Following the analysis of several definitions and interpretations, Smart Manufacturing, a term used in the USA for the next stage of industrialization, mainly refers to the use of information and technological communication to which is added the ability to analyze massive amounts of data in order to impro...
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We are currently in the midst of a fourth wave of technological growth and the development of an industrial technology known as Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 can be broken down into three major paradigms: smart product, smart machine and augmented operator. through which the factory operations are digital, which could imply and will put into operation...
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Conceptul celei de a patra revoluții industriale (Industry 4.0) este inclus în programele strategice de dezvoltare ale unor țări dezvoltate din Europa, America și Asia. Domeniul Industry 4.0 este promovat foarte intens de companiile multinaționale localizate în România (Siemens, Bosch, FESTO, Vodafone, Hella etc.). Articolul de față își propune o a...
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This paper presents a new method of using TRIZ methodology for the validation of the corrective permanent action during complaints in completion of the 8D Report in the automotive industry. This article focuses on complaints which appear in the development phase. If during the production, specific methodologies regarding the complaints management f...
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Due to the complexity of the product development increasing in Automotive Industry, the key characteristics of the product or manufacturing process become more and more important in the product life cycle. The importance of identification of key characteristics is considerably because of the impact that can occur in costs, product reliability, envi...
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The tools used for collaborative product design is based on PLM solutions, integrating BOM, CAD, CAE, CAPP, CAM and PDM software. The PLM platforms are distributed in virtual project team of partners. Currently, the integrated collaborative and distributed product design and manufacture can be supported by the cloud technology, given advances in Cl...
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ABSTRACT: One of the most actual problems faced by the automotive industry is that generally OEM’s want to obtain high performance, high quality, safe product and low costs of components. In this sense, the OEM’s impose very “drastic” requirements and suppliers apply different preventive and detective methodologies within the development process in...
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In this paper the aim is to show some principles for quality plan during the development of projects in automotive industry, developed using the contradiction matrix and the 40 inventive principles according to TRIZ methodology. The quality plan must be complex. Adaptability is the parameter that is in contradiction and will get worse. Based on TRI...
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In this paper the aim is to show the principle for quality plan documentation analysis in automotive industry, using logics of action of Asimow. The quality plan must contain specific characteristics from customer, international standards and internal project procedure which should be met during development process. Based on logics of action of Asi...
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The chapter presents a Business Process Management (BPM) training program initiative based on the preliminary training needs identification and by characterizing its market acceptance and impact. The presented approach was built in an international partnership. The experience (wisdom, knowledge) gained by a Slovenian group of trainers in building,...
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In a technological system, the design has to be thought so that all the possible faults to be mitigated or avoided both in conceptual design and embodiment design phases. This is an ideal point of view because in reality the faults are present and sometimes it is a cumbersome task to find all the possible events and their causes. As a way to help t...
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The aim of this paper is to present an opportunity for improving leadership in sustainability and/or management for sustainability by green skills/competencies development in the case of Romanian managers. Through the designed training and certification program, managers will develop their professional competencies in order to better identify, docu...
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In this paper the aim is to define and explain a quotation phase (estimation of effort and costs), for complex development projects (mechanical, hardware and software development), based on project classifications. One of the most important activities that are carried out on the project is the quotation phase. After receiving a Request for Quotatio...
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Cooperation at European level in the education and training areas is supported by different types of projects that contribute to countries’ educational reforms, but also, to knowledge and practices enrichment. According to the a Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020) through adequate projects of trans-natio...
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The paper presents a proposed approach for the product design process integration in the context of Digital Factory (DF) framework. Started from the presentation of the DF vision (concept definitions, characteristics, possible architectures) there have been identified that data and models integration is a core activity for the DF implementation. On...
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the paper proposes an axiomatic design view of orientation schemes used in fixture design, in context of using the axiomatic design rules and guidance to fixture design. In this paper the axiomatic design, matrix and rules are applied to orientation schemes in order to see what kind of designs result (uncoupled, decoupled) and how can be applied th...
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This paper provides a new perspective on the construction and use of ontology in the context of the life cycle of the product. All information related to system-product should be available within the PLM but especially in innovative design phase. Because of the complexity of the information and to increase the effectiveness of the conceptual design...
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Usually in the automotive industry, minimizing design development costs and optimizing the communication processes between project teams are the most important topics related to the collaborative design process. New and competitive product design process needs the support of different applications that can facilitate the collaborative design proces...
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This paper's purpose is to highlight the positive aspects that can be pulled using a functional approach based on functional analysis and on TRIZ functional modeling in product's design. Since the function notion linked to product's design is present and very broadly discussed in many papers, why not taken into consideration also the functional mod...
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Actual business process activities are done in virtual space by teams that are building, exploiting an adequate collaborative environment. This is defined mainly by the specific information and communication technology ICT enabled by Internet/Extranet/Intranet. The ICT tools functionalities have been developed to better satisfy virtual teams requir...
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BPM implementation and effects are strongly connected with continuous improvement processes strategies, successful recipes followed by modern organizations to gain those capabilities that are needed to innovate, reenergize performances and deliver the value in accordance with the market demands. In addition; BPM makes organization agile course corr...
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Modern businesses processes are developed by virtual teams (VT) using an adequate collaborative environment consist of specific software, information technology platforms linked together by Internet/Extranet/Intranet. The required functionalities of the ICT tools/platforms have been developed in terms related to knowledge management activities as:...
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The paper presents a Business Process Management (BPM) training program initiative (and particular its market acceptance and impact) developed in the context of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, project no. LLP-LdV-ToI-2010-RO-010, built in an international partnership (Slovenia-Romania-Austria). The experience (wisdom, knowledge, information) gaine...
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It is well known that the challenges in Automotive industry, namely reducing time to market, risks and development costs, could be reached thanks to innovative design methods supported by PLM technologies. Such methods are based on integrated design or collaborative engineering enabling close exchanges of data and information between different plat...
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Collaboration skills have become an incontestable necessity for professionals in engineering teams. Engineering teams are becoming more and more interdisciplinary and distributed, products and the environments they are created, used and recycled in are increasingly complex. Design engineers, system architects as well as requirements engineers and m...
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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a qualitative method that basically consists in identifying and listing all potential failure modes during the design process and it is one of the design evaluation procedures. In conceptual design stages FMEA can be applied through a functional analysis and following a top-down approach. The new products funct...
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This paper's aim is to realize a parallel between the two "ways" to find the product's functions in axiomatic design where functions are defined following a zig-zagging and hierarchical technique passing from functional domain to design parameters domain and in systematic design where the function decomposition is done through successive additions....
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Through this article we intent to demonstrate how a qualification and certification program, like CertiBPM, developed and implemented with the support of European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA), can be use to better support the SPI efforts and strategies into Romanian companies. The research results show only the preliminary opi...
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The paper presents the knowledge management and business, intelligent concepts in order to analyze enterprise internal and external resources based on the knowledge transfer and capitalization processes. The virtual enterprise business network purposed solution expect to improve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involvement in new product m...
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The product design process, as a whole, is seen as a dynamic process in continuous changing, a process that can be continuous improved. The design process is based on different design models, methods and tools. Our research aim is to develop a methodology for innovative product design. We propose a holistic model, combining Pahl and Beitz’s systema...
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The aim of this paper is to present an opportunity for improving business process management (BPM) by skills and competencies development. Trainees will know how to better identify, document, management, measure, analyze, implement, optimize, automate, maintain business processes in their companies as a part of their life-long learning and in the c...
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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method is universally used by various industries and specific standards have been developed for its application. The purpose of the FMEA is to study and determine the critical failure modes during the design process. This paper's aim is to identify functions, failure modes, effects and causes of failure, us...
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This paper debates some preliminary research results regarding product functions (technical and non-technical issues) definition in systematic design and axiomatic design approaches. In the first part of the paper, there is analyzes the “function” concept as it has to be define and use in the systematic design and axiomatic design approaches. In th...
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In the design process, after the functional analysis, the designer looks for the alternative solutions and then chooses the best compromise that matches the identified functions. For the creative generation of the solutions there are several methods. Research has highlighted several potential limits of human creative problem solving cognitive proce...
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There are several tools which get the needs of the customer and transform them into prioritized system. QFD is one of these tools. QFD is a step-by-step technique for ensuring that the “Voice of the Customer” is heard throughout the product development process so that the final product fully meets customer requirements. The technical literature ab...
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This paper’s aim is to propose an approach for finding the product’s functions-internal, functions between components and external functions regarding the product in relation with its environment and user - from a combined perspective, that of a functional analysis completed with useful and harmful function’s effects. Such a combined approach led t...
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Today, product development is a result of a collaborative design process in network. Taking into consideration this fact, a National Research Network for Integrated Product and Process Engineering (INPRO) has been created. The present chapter presents the relevant items for building a PLM multisite platform for collaborative integrated product deve...
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This chapter shows a preliminary approach for building a virtual center for entrepreneurship development that will be implemented in a university research network in Romania. The authors argue the most relevant aspects that conduct us to an organizational information system design, implementation and management with double role: education/training...
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Taking the opportunity offer by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency through the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), in the context of this article, there will be presented a successful and new initiative/project for the Business Process Manager (BPM) skills development (training and certification). This initiative is a Transfer of In...
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Today, product development is a result of a collaborative design process in network. Taking into consideration this fact, a National Research Network for Integrated Product and Process Engineering (INPRO) has been created. The present chapter presents the relevant items for building a PLM multisite platform for collaborative integrated product deve...
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This paper’s structure is introduction, conceptual design phase in systematic and axiomatic approaches, TRIZ use to support the creativity and conclusions. The creativity techniques are useful to manage the creativity process during conceptual design phase. This paper’s aim is to find for a jigsaw’s main functionality new possible solution’s direct...
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The efficient tracking of customer needs and their transformation into functional requirements is essential for avoiding the delays due to the bad understanding. In the traditional way of working with the QFD we do not explain us how to find the functions of the product to look for then the relationship matrix between needs and functional character...
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The paper presents a specific approach for defining a new job role so call Research-Entrepreneur that have to be trained and certified at the European level. These processes are supported by an e-learning platform developed by the European Certification and Qualification Association in the last ten years. After a brief description of the Research-E...
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In order to respond to the new market's requirements and to the permanently need for developing new innovant or improved products that meet the clients requirements, it is necessary to have an well structured design process. It has to include as much as possible different points of view about the design problem and the decisions has to be made foll...
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The paper presents the European Certification and Qualification Association, the evaluation and certification procedure, and then the content of the training program for the qualification and certification of the Integrated Designer job role (based on a defined skill card). The integrated design training program is based on 7 skill units: the Reaso...
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The conceptual design phase, as it is presented in numerous works, is the most important phase present in product development because the design process’s final results and also the costs depend on it. In this paper is presented the use of an algorithm for inventing based on TRIZ techniques that can support the conceptual design phase.
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The paper presents the European Certification and Qualification Association, the evaluation and certification procedure, and then the content of the training program for the Integrated Design Engineer and Research-Entrepreneur job roles (based on defined skills card). The Integrated Design Engineer training program is based on seven skills unit: th...
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The objective of this research is to identify the social representations of the persons involved in training process regarding the concept of interpersonal and social competency of teachers. The investigation was conducted on a population of 200 people (high school and university pupils/students and teachers) and the working instrument used was the...
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This paper's aim is to present a set of solutions for redesigning the jigsaw. The paper covers the divergent creation phase, and it presents an abstract of technical contradictions and a solution using Su-Field analysis. The contradiction matrix and TRIZ inventive principles were employed to established the possible technical solutions for the jigs...
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Capacity of product innovation and reduction of time-to market are still major challenges for the competitiveness. In this sense is necessary to encourage an innovative and creative way of product development through the improvement of the design process. The design process is based on different design models, methods and tools. Our research aims a...
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The product development is a result of a collaborative design process in network. The national research network in the field of product and process integrated engineering (INPRO) main objective is the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concept and solution promotion through the Romanian industry. In this context, was built a collaborative multisite...
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This work addresses issues of learning and processing information in terms of cognitive complexity and defining some of its facets: metacognition, desire for knowledge, social influence, openness and tolerance to ambiguity. The subjects (N = 115) are students in automation and computers, 1st and 3rd year of license. The working instrument used is...
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Today the product development is a result of a collaborative design process in network. In this context, a National Research Network for Integrated Product and Process Engineering (INPRO) has been created. The network's objective was to build a PLM multisite platform for collaborative integrated product development. In the paper is presented the co...
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The paper discusses the approach of European certification of the integrated design engineer as a international, global profession. The procedure is based on a skill set of integrated design engineers based on the results of collaborative research and collaboration with industrialists. Key “integrated skills” include product lifecycle engineering,...