Application of a Knowledge Engineering Process to Support Engineering Design Application Development [chapter]

S. W. G. van der Elst, M. J. L. van Tooren
2008 Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World  
The design, analysis and optimization process of complex products can be supported by automation of repetitive and non-creative engineering tasks. The Design and Engineering Engine (DEE) is a useful concept to structure this automation. Within the DEE, a product is parametrically defined using Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) techniques. To develop and successfully implement the concept of the DEE in industry, a Knowledge Engineering (KE) process is developed, integrating KBE techniques with
more » ... owledge Management (KM). The KE process is applied to develop an application supporting the design and manufacturing of aircraft wiring harnesses, focussing on the assignment of electrical signals to connectors. The resulting engineering design application reduces the recurring time of the assignment process by 80%.
doi:10.1007/978-1-84800-972-1_39 fatcat:eptc64yivrdjhpmgxmel4zanna