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Knowledge modelling in aerospace design

Clarkson, PJ and Hamilton, JR (1998) Knowledge modelling in aerospace design. Technical Report. Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge, UK.

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This paper addresses the need for computer support in aerospace design. A review of current design methodologies and computer support tools is presented and the need for further support in aerospace design, particularly in the early formative stages of the design process, is discussed. A parameter-based model of design, founded on the assumption that a design process can be constructed from a predefined set of tasks, is proposed for aerospace design. This is supported by knowledge of possible tasks in which the confidence in key design parameters is used as a basis for identifying, or signposting, the next task. A prototype implementation of the signposting model, for use in the design of helicopter rotor blades, is described and results from trials of the tool are presented. Further areas of research are discussed

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: theme="Process Management"
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:59
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 05:29