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Design process knowledge reuse challenges and issues

Design process knowledge reuse challenges and issues

Baxter, David, Rajkumar, Roy and Gao, James (2008) Design process knowledge reuse challenges and issues. Computer Aided Design and Applications, 5 (6). pp. 942-952. ISSN 1686-4360 (doi:10.3722/cadaps.2008.942-952)

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Product knowledge support needs are compared in two companies with different production volumes and product complexity. Knowledge support requirements identified include: function, performance data, requirements data, common parts, regulatory guidelines and layout data. A process based data driven knowledge reuse method is evaluated in light of the identified product knowledge needs. The evaluation takes place through developing a pilot case with each company. It is found that the method provides more benefit to the high complexity design domain, in which a significant amount of work takes place at the conceptual design stages, relying on a conceptual product representation. There is not such a clear value proposition in a design environment whose main challenge is layout design and the application of standard parts and features. The method supports the requirement for conceptual product representation but does not fully support a standard parts library.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: design knowledge reuse, design process support, product knowledge analysis
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Systems
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