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Engineering design knowledge management in de-centralised virtual enterprises

Engineering design knowledge management in de-centralised virtual enterprises

Aziz, Hayder, Li, Zhengxi and Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654 (2008) Engineering design knowledge management in de-centralised virtual enterprises. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 5 (6). pp. 787-800. ISSN 1686-4360 (Online) (doi:

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The problems of collaborative engineering design and knowledge management at the conceptual stage in a network of dissimilar enterprises was investigated. This issue in
engineering design is a result of the supply chain and virtual enterprise (VE) oriented industry that demands faster time to market and accurate cost/manufacturing analysis from conception. The solution consisted of a de-centralised super-peer net architecture to establish and maintain communications between enterprises in a VE. In the solution outlined below, the enterprises are able to share knowledge in a common format and nomenclature via the building-block shareable super-ontology that can be tailored on a project by project basis, whilst maintaining the common nomenclature of the ‘super-ontology’ eliminating knowledge interpretation issues. The two-tier architecture layout of the solution glues together the peer-peer and super-ontologies to form a coherent system for both internal and virtual enterprise knowledge management and product development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual enterprise, PLM, Ontology, Peer-to-peer, STEP
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Engineering Design in Practice
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
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