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An engineering design knowledge reuse methodology using process modelling.

By David Baxter, James X. Gao, Keith Case, Jenny Harding, Bob Young, Sean Cochrane and Shilpa Dani

Abstract

This paper describes an approach for reusing engineering design knowledge. Many previous design knowledge reuse systems focus exclusively on geometrical data, which is often not applicable in early design stages. The proposed methodology provides an integrated design knowledge reuse framework, bringing together elements of best practice reuse, design rationale capture and knowledge-based support in a single coherent framework. Best practices are reused through the process model. Rationale is supported by product information, which is retrieved through links to design process tasks. Knowledge-based methods are supported by a common design data model, which serves as a single source of design data to support the design process. By using the design process as the basis for knowledge structuring and retrieval, it serves the dual purpose of design process capture and knowledge reuse: capturing and formalising the rationale that underpins the design process, and providing a framework through which design knowledge can be stored, retrieved and applied. The methodology has been tested with an industrial sponsor producing high vacuum pumps for the semiconductor industry

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s00163-007-0028-8
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/1856
Provided by: Cranfield CERES
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