Design: A key stage of product lifecycle

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  • Alain Bernard
  • Eric Coatanea
  • François Christophe
  • Florent Laroche

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  • CNRS


Design appears to be a key and critical stage of product lifecycle. Different models have been introduced in previous research to describe the conceptual design process. The RFBS model is one of them extending and deepening the existing FBS models. A previous paper was presenting the model and assuming the possible execution of the process tasks automatically. The present paper provides an overview of the progresses that have been made in this direction during the past years. The model-driven engineering philosophy underlying the RFBS model of knowledge is concretely exemplified in this paper. The implementation through ontology and language such as SysML that was part of the model-driven engineering philosophy is concretely described in this paper in form of computer-aided tools dedicated to the conceptual design stages.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventCIRP Design Conference - Milano, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201516 Apr 2015
Conference number: 24

    Research areas

  • Computer-aided tools, Design method, Knowledge based system, Modelling, RFBS

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