A case study to support conceptual design decision making using context knowledge

Fayyaz Rehman, Xiu Tian Yan

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Abstract

Conceptual design is the most important phase of the product life cylce as the decisions taken at conceptual design stage affect the downstreams phases (manufacture, assembly, use, maintenance, disposal) in terms of cost, quality and function performed by the product. This research takes a hoilistic view by incorporating the knowledge related to the whole context (from the viewpoint of product, user, product's life cycle and environment in which the product operates) of a design problem for the consideration of the designer at the conceptual design stage. The design context knowledge comprising knowledge from these different viewpoints is formalised and a new model and corresponding computational framework is proposed to support conceptual design decision making using this formalised context knowledge. This paper presents a case study to show the proof of the concept by selecting one concept among different design alternatives using design context knowledge thereby proactively supporting conceputal design decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Design and Manufacture to Gain a Competitive Edge
Subtitle of host publicationNew Manufacturing Techniques and their Role in Improving Enterprise Performance
EditorsXiu-Tian Yan, Chengyu Jiang, Benoit Eynard
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Pages13-22
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781848002401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
EventAdvanced Design and Manufacture to Gain a Competitive Edge: New Manufacturing Techniques and their Role in Improving Enterprise Performance - Sanya, Hainan, China
Duration: 14 Jan 200816 Jan 2008

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Design and Manufacture to Gain a Competitive Edge: New Manufacturing Techniques and their Role in Improving Enterprise Performance
CountryChina
CitySanya, Hainan
Period14/01/0816/01/08

Keywords

  • conceptual design
  • context knowledge
  • decision making
  • advanced engineering design
  • CADAM
  • global design
  • global manufacture
  • innovative manufacture
  • trend
  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • cutting
  • manufacturing
  • microelectromechanical system (MEMS)
  • product development
  • simulation
  • virtual reality

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    Rehman, F., & Yan, X. T. (2008). A case study to support conceptual design decision making using context knowledge. In X-T. Yan, C. Jiang, & B. Eynard (Eds.), Advanced Design and Manufacture to Gain a Competitive Edge: New Manufacturing Techniques and their Role in Improving Enterprise Performance (pp. 13-22). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-241-8