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Title: Knowledge reuse in manufacturability analysis
Authors: Cochrane, Sean D.
Young, R.I.M.
Case, Keith
Harding, Jennifer A.
Gao, James
Dani, Shilpa S.
Baxter, David
Keywords: Knowledge representation
Knowledge reuse
Enterprise modelling
Design for manufacture
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: COCHRANE, S. ... et al., 2008. Knowledge reuse in manufacturability analysis, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 24 (4), pp. 508 - 513.
Abstract: This paper describes a set of modelling guidelines for the improved reuse of manufacturing knowledge in decision support systems. The work draws on research into product and manufacturing knowledge models, and uses a case study based on a simplified jet engine combustion chamber casing to illustrate the proposed guidelines. The paper describes three principles of reuse, i.e., the separation of information from knowledge, the separation of product knowledge from manufacturing process knowledge, and the correct classification of manufacturing knowledge. Whilst the first two principles were found to be well established in the research literature, guidance on how to apply classification hierarchies for optimum reuse was found to be insufficient. The guidelines presented in this paper therefore provide improved guidance on how to classify manufacturing knowledge for optimum reuse.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2007.07.003
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2007.07.003
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11300
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2007.07.003
ISSN: 0736-5845
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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