Representation of function, behavior, structure and interrelationships at different abstract levels of product information

Mehmet Murat Baysal, Utpal Roy

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Abstract

To foster an effective collaboration during product lifecycle activities, product information must include data on geometry and topology, assembly constraints and associations, design and product processes, the functions and behaviors of the product, and the design intent. A product has many associations among its parts in terms of assembly, function, behavior, tolerance, kinematics, etc. These associations need to be represented in a consistent way, so that they will not conflict with each other. There have been many efforts to connect function and behavior to structure, but there exists no complete, consistent method yet. It is especially critical in the conceptual development of a product, as well as during its evaluation. The work described in this paper should help people make intelligent decisions by allowing them to manage product lifecycle activities from different perspectives (i.e., function, structure, etc.) using the knowledge of how the product information is interconnected, and how artifacts affect each other. In this study, functional and behavioral models have been developed to represent assembly-related product knowledge. These models connect functions, behaviors and structures - Through the parts of artifacts using input/outputs and artifacts' functional associations (i.e. spatial and design relations/requirements) at different abstract levels of product information. A planetary gearbox has been used as a case study to show how the functional/structural model can be implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSystems, Design, and Complexity
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857540
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015 - Houston, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2015Nov 19 2015

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume11-2015

Other

OtherASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period11/13/1511/19/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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