Methodology for capturing mechanical design expertise

A. Esterline*, D. Rosen, K. Otto, L. Nelson, T. Hessburg, D. R. Riley, A. G. Erdman

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Our research in knowledge acquisition was motivated by problems encountered with the intelligibility of current CAD systems and their consequent under-employment. To assist in formulating problems for our mechanical CAD systems, a study into problem formulation expertise was undertaken. However it was found that problem formulation could not be studied independently from other aspects of the design process. Hence we increased our scope of research. The result is a general theory of kinematic design expertise. We have a method for representing the expert's view of the problem situation as it evolves through the design process. Thus we have a deep theory of kinematic design expertise that will serve as a framework for a problem-formulation model specification, and perhaps for a pecification of an entire mechanism design system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1988 ASME Computers in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventASME International Computers in Engineering Conference - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 19884 Aug 1988


ConferenceASME International Computers in Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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