Title: The development of knowledge-shelf to enable an effective set-based concurrent engineering application
Authors: Supriana Suwanda; Ahmed Al-Ashaab; Najam Beg
Addresses: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Building 50, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK ' School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Building 50, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK ' Caltec Production Solutions Ltd., 1 South House, Bond Avenue, Milton Keynes MK1 1SW, UK
Abstract: This paper presents the development of knowledge-shelf (K-shelf) concept to enable set-based concurrent engineering (SBCE) application via knowledge provision. Three main outcomes are presented: 1) concept of the K-shelf in supporting designers throughout SBCE process; 2) demonstrates the concept via web-based software; 3) an industrial case study of surface jet pump (SJP) is also presented to validate the K-shelf concept and its software demonstrator. The K-shelf capabilities of capturing and storing design rationale in a well-structured manner and to support the comparisons among set of design solutions are the main focus of this paper.
Keywords: set-based concurrent engineering; SBCE; knowledge provision; knowledge-shelf; design rationale; trade-off curve; TOC; surface jet pump; SJP.
International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2020 Vol.7 No.4, pp.407 - 427
Received: 01 Mar 2019
Accepted: 14 Feb 2020
Published online: 12 Oct 2020 *