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Applying Case-Based Reasoning to Mechanical Bearing Design



Xiaoli Qin, William Regli


Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) provides a promising methodology for solving many complex engineering design problems. CBR is based on the idea that past problem-solving experiences can be reused and learned from in solving new problems. This paper presents an overview of a CBR design system to assist human engineers in performing mechanical bearing design. It retrieves previously designed cases from a case-base and uses adaptation techniques to adapt them to satisfy the current problem requirements. Our approach combines parametric adaptations and constraint satisfaction adaptations. The technique of parametric adaptation considers not only parameter substitution, but also the interrelationships between the problem definition and its solution. The technique of constraint satisfaction adaptation provides a method to globally check the design requirements to assess case adaptability. Currently, our system has been tested in the rolling bearing domain.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Code:DETC2000/DFM-14011
Conference Dates
September 10-13, 2000
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD, USA


Case-Based Reasoning (CBR), engineering design, manufacturing


Qin, X. and Regli, W. (2000), Applying Case-Based Reasoning to Mechanical Bearing Design, Proceedings of the 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Code:DETC2000/DFM-14011, Baltimore, MD, USA, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021