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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 ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654 (2008) Design process knowledge reuse challenges and issues. Computer Aided Design and Applications, 5 (6). pp. 942-952. ISSN 1686-4360 (doi:

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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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