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Integration of evaluation and simulation methods for virtual prototypes. / Christophe, François; Mokammel, Faisal; Coatanea, Eric; Bakhouya, Mohamed.

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013. 2013. p. 623-628.

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Christophe, F, Mokammel, F, Coatanea, E & Bakhouya, M 2013, Integration of evaluation and simulation methods for virtual prototypes. in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013. pp. 623-628, 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013, Dublin, Ireland, 5/09/13.

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Christophe, F., Mokammel, F., Coatanea, E., & Bakhouya, M. (2013). Integration of evaluation and simulation methods for virtual prototypes. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013 (pp. 623-628)

Vancouver

Christophe F, Mokammel F, Coatanea E, Bakhouya M. Integration of evaluation and simulation methods for virtual prototypes. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013. 2013. p. 623-628

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Christophe, François ; Mokammel, Faisal ; Coatanea, Eric ; Bakhouya, Mohamed. / Integration of evaluation and simulation methods for virtual prototypes. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013. 2013. pp. 623-628

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