This paper proposes a standardized representation of function for use by the research community, industry, and eventually commercial software vendors. This includes schemata (information models) for representation of function and associated flows, as well as an initial attempt at developing taxonomies of functions and flows. The objective of the latter effort is to generate taxonomies that are as small as possible, yet generic enough to allow modeling of a broad variety of engineering artifacts. This representation is intended to provide a generic infrastructure that will facilitate the capture and exchange of function information among researchers at present, and eventually in industry by contributing to interoperability between design systems, be they commercial or developed internally within a company.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 1999 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences (11th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology) Paper No. DETC99/DTM-8742
Conference Location: Las Vegas, NV
Pub Type: Conferences
design repositories, function, information modeling, representation, taxonomy