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Informing Preliminary Design by Incorporating Service Knowledge

Wong, Sylvia C, Crowder, Richard M, Wills, Gary B and Shadbolt, Nigel R (2007) Informing Preliminary Design by Incorporating Service Knowledge At 16th International Conference on Engineering Design. 28 - 31 Aug 2007.

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As manufacturers shift their focus from selling products to providing services, designers must increasingly consider the life-cycle requirements, in addition to conventional design parameters. To identify possible areas of concern, engineers must consider knowledge gained through the life cycle of a related product. However, because of the size and distributed nature of a company's operation, engineers often do not have access to front-line maintenance data. Additionally, the large number of documents generated during the design and operation of a product makes it impractical to manually review all documents thoroughly during a design task. This paper presents a prototype knowledge- based document repository for an aeroengine manufacturer; the aim of which is to aid engineers to create design requirements that incorporate maintenance issues.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Paper on CD-ROM Event Dates: 28-31 August
Venue - Dates: 16th International Conference on Engineering Design, 2007-08-28 - 2007-08-31
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 264234
ISBN: 1-904670-02-4
PURE UUID: 96eb92c0-24c8-4161-966e-0e03a1e7469e
ORCID for Gary B Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:38

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