FBS Linkage ontology and technique to support engineering change management.

Hamraz, B, Caldwell, Nicholas, Ridgman, T.W and Clarkson, P.J (2015) FBS Linkage ontology and technique to support engineering change management. Research in engineering design, 26 (1). pp. 3-35. ISSN 0934-9839

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Abstract

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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering change management Change prediction Functional reasoning Multi-domain mode
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Kristina Hearnden
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 08:59
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/135

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