Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Reverse Engineering

George Kaisarlis

National Technical University of Athens


Design intent Knowledge management systems 3D scanning/CMM techniques Material characterization CAD/CAM/CAE Design for manufacturability 3D geometrical modeling Segmentation and triangulation Medical devices Customized implants Digital heritage Archaeology

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About the book

Reverse Engineering is certainly not a new domain. It is a largely accepted and well established practice in various scientific fields such as mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, chemical production, life sciences and many more. Despite this diversity, the reasons for the development and the evolution of reverse engineering methodologies are almost common in most application fields, e.g. the original design data and technical documentation of a product are either not updated, not accessible, do not exist anymore or have even never existed.
Focusing on the mechanical engineering domain, the subject of reverse engineering has traditionally been considered as the reconstruction of the geometrical shape and form of a physical object. However, in order to efficiently address a wide spectrum of demanding industrial applications, the current meaning of reverse engineering refers not only to the 3D-CAD model reconstruction but also to sophisticated product design processes that require experimental and numerical analyses and calculations.
In the fast-paced industrial environment of today, where technological advancement continuously craves for greater product efficiency, reliability and quality, reverse engineering methods and tools are now facing a much broader set of challenges. Primarily aiming at the capture of technological knowledge, the improvement and optimization of the original product than its mere duplication, reverse engineering is playing a key role in the era of the fourth industrial revolution.
This book aims to present tomorrow’s known and anticipated challenges in reverse engineering methodology and applications. It intends to illustrate the cutting-edge research and development in critical areas such as data capturing, processing and evaluation techniques along with the presentation of real world industrial and multidisciplinary applications of reverse engineering. The major objective of this project is to provide a useful reference tool for practitioners, designers, engineers and educators. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 3rd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 11th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2020

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About the editor

George Kaisarlis

National Technical University of Athens

George Kaisarlis has received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece and a Diploma (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering (NTUA - 1997). He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings and has participated in numerous EU and National research projects. He is currently a research and teaching assistant in the Rapid Prototyping – Tooling & Reverse Engineering Laboratory of Mechanical Design and Control Systems Department in the Mechanical Engineering School of NTUA. His research interests include Reverse Engineering, Advanced Geometrical and Dimensional Tolerancing Techniques, CAD/CAE/CAM, Industrial Dimensional Metrology, Laser 3D Scanning and Free Form Surface Evaluation. Along with his academic and research activities, Dr. Kaisarlis has more than 20 years of work experience in the manufacturing industry. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Association of Mechanical – Electrical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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