Optimising the design of gearshafts with Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE): an application to aircraft engines
by A. Corallo, A. Margherita, G. Pascali, G. Turrisi
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 13, No. 3, 2011

Abstract: This paper shows the application of a Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) system to optimise the design of gearshafts used in aircraft engines. A new design process and a tool have been introduced to automate the preparation of CAD models by engineers. Time required was reduced by more than 60%, resulting in a sensible decrease in costs and indirect quality benefits. The study is based on a company case and findings are consistent with other studies in the aerospace. The paper helps understand the potential value of KBE in New Product Development (NPD) and can be a proof-of-concept for further implementations in complex engineering sectors.

Online publication date: Fri, 27-Feb-2015

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