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FBS Linkage ontology and technique to support engineering change management

Hamraz, B and Caldwell, NHM and Ridgman, TW and Clarkson, PJ (2015) FBS Linkage ontology and technique to support engineering change management. Research in Engineering Design, 26. pp. 3-35. ISSN 0934-9839

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Engineering changes are essential for any product development, and their management has become a crucial discipline. Research in engineering change management has brought about some methods and tools to support dealing with changes. This work extends the change prediction method through incorporation of a function–behaviour–structure (FBS) scheme. These additional levels of detail provide the rationales for change propagation and allow a more proactive management of changes. First, we develop the ontology of this method based on a comprehensive comparison of three seminal functional reasoning schemes. Then, we demonstrate the FBS Linkage technique by applying it to a diesel engine. Finally, we evaluate the method.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:59
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 03:11
DOI: 10.1007/s00163-014-0181-9