Methodology for capturing mechanical design expertise

A. Esterline, D. Rosen, K. Otto, L. Nelson, T. Hessburg, D. R. Riley, Arthur 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 (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1988Aug 4 1988


OtherComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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