Product Modeling Framework and Language for Behavior Evaluation

Published: May 02, 2010


Jae H. Lee, Steven J. Fenves, Conrad E. Bock, Hyo Won Suh, Sudarsan Rachuri, Xenia Fiorentini, Ram D. Sriram


Supporting different stakeholder viewpoints across the product s entire lifecycle requires semantic richness for representing product related information. This paper proposes a multi-layered product-modeling framework that enables stakeholders to define their product-specific models and relate product-specific models to physical or simulated instances. The framework is defined within the Model-driven Architecture and adapted to the multi-layer approach of the architecture. The data layer represents real world products, the model layer includes models of those products, and the meta-model layer defines the product modeling language. The semantic-based product modeling language described in this paper is specialized from a web ontology language enabling product designers to express the semantics of their product models explicitly and logically in an engineering-friendly way. The interactions between these three layers are described to illustrate how each layer in the framework is used in a product engineering context.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 6th Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE)
Conference Dates: August 21-24, 2010
Conference Location: Toronto, -1
Conference Title: Special Session: The Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Sustainable Manufacturing
Pub Type: Conferences

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multi-layered product modeling framework, ontological product modeling
Created May 02, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017