A prototype system to support conceptual design synthesis for Multi-X

Fayyaz Rehman, Xiu Tian Yan

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Abstract

Design for X guidelines methodologies tend to be reactive, that is a design solution has been generated firstly, it is then analysed according to a particular X or life cycle phase. There is a need to incorporate different life cycle constraints before the solution generation i.e. at the conceptual design synthesis stage, but as design solutions are abstract at conceptual design stage, there is a lack of availability of product life cycle knowledge. This research explores the true meaning of design context knowledge/information by studying how these pieces of knowledge can be used in a computer based environment through the classification of different categories of context knowledge and reasoning using them to support function based conceptual design synthesis for Multi-X. This paper describes the system architecture, development and working of prototype system by conducting a case study of a sheet metal component conceptual design in order to show the selection of conceptual design solutions not only satisfying functional requirements but also catering for different life cycle implications/constraints by generating potential good/problematic life cycle consequences. The implemented prototype system has been evaluated by different researchers regarding support to conceptual design synthesis for Multi-X and the results are also presented in the paper.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design
Number of pages15
VolumeDS 35
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event15th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 05 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 200518 Aug 2005

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Conference15th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 05
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period15/08/0518/08/05

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Keywords

  • conceptual design
  • context knowledge
  • design for X
  • functional reasoning
  • product design
  • research
  • computer-based environment

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Rehman, F., & Yan, X. T. (2005). A prototype system to support conceptual design synthesis for Multi-X. In Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (Vol. DS 35)
Rehman, Fayyaz ; Yan, Xiu Tian. / A prototype system to support conceptual design synthesis for Multi-X. Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design. Vol. DS 35 2005.
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