The Division of Mechanical Design and Control Systems
was founded in 1982. Since that time it has made a considerable
effort in RTD in mechanical product design and manufacturing
in conjunction with relevant computer aided methodologies. The
division consists of eleven staff and twenty-five research associates
and post graduate students and runs three major laboratories:
Mechanical design, Dynamics, Control Systems.
The Sector of Industrial Management & Operations Research
(SIMOR) is the oldest teaching and research unit for Industrial
Engineering in Greece. The Sector supports the Industrial Engineering
Cycle of Studies. SIMOR teaches 18 courses in the areas of production
management, information systems, operations research and engineering
economics and conducts research, develops prototype applications
and provides services. In addition, it employs over 20 graduate
students who participate in the Sector's research activities.
SIMOR has four active research groups and two laboratories: Production
Management Group, Quality Control Group, Operations
Research Group, Engineering Economics Group.
NTUA views PRIMA as critical in complementing the Laboratorys
suite of industrial management tools and plans to make use of
the results obtained by the project for consulting, education
- Consulting: NTUA through its affiliated Industrial Services
Laboratory will exploit PRIMA in four ways:
- Market the software plus implementation to large companies
and to specific types of SMEs. PRIMA is expected to cover the
needs, especially of the SMEs, which take a risk by entering
in a competition for the undertaking of an important project.
- Offer consulting services based on PRIMA.
- Making the toolkit available over WWW on an hourly rate;
this will be complemented by on-line support. The target companies
for this exploitation avenue are SMEs, which bid only periodically.
- Market the software to consulting companies that manage big
- Education. The results of the project will be used as material
for postgraduate courses of ATHENS MBA affiliated to NTUA
- Science and research. Both method and tools will be included
in the research work, which covers modelling and simulation.
National Technical University of Athens
Mechanical Engineering Dpt
157 80 Zografou, ATHENS, Greece