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An engineering design knowledge reuse methodology using process modelling

An engineering design knowledge reuse methodology using process modelling
An engineering design knowledge reuse methodology using process modelling

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.

Design knowledge reuse, Knowledge management, New product introduction, Product lifecycle management
0934-9839
37-48
Baxter, David
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Gao, James
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Case, Keith
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Harding, Jenny
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Baxter, David, Gao, James, Case, Keith, Harding, Jenny, Young, Bob, Cochrane, Sean and Dani, Shilpa (2007) An engineering design knowledge reuse methodology using process modelling. Research in Engineering Design, 18 (1), 37-48. (doi:10.1007/s00163-007-0028-8).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 August 2006
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 April 2007
Published date: 1 May 2007
Keywords: Design knowledge reuse, Knowledge management, New product introduction, Product lifecycle management

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Local EPrints ID: 430355
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430355
ISSN: 0934-9839
PURE UUID: 56fbcb69-d468-46e0-ad70-5145c57984f9
ORCID for David Baxter: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1983-7786

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Author: David Baxter ORCID iD
Author: James Gao
Author: Keith Case
Author: Jenny Harding
Author: Bob Young
Author: Sean Cochrane
Author: Shilpa Dani

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