DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/cie1995-0812Mar 4, 2021Proceedings Paper

An Integrated Process for Gearbox Design

K. Mehdi, D. Play

Abstract

The design process of a mechanical product gathers generally different activities (conceptual study, mechanical analysis, drawing, documentation, manufacture and assembly). Many design systems based on traditional programming methods have been developed to assist the user to one or several of these activities. These programs suffer generally from the previously defined sequences, the inefficiency of the heuristic knowledge representation and the inaptitude of manipulation of symbolic informations. Thus, the success of such new design systems necessitates the combination of several types of knowledge (heuristic, symbolic, numeric, etc.). These knowledge are generally complementary and can come from different sources of knowledge. The state of the art is characterized therefore by the coupling or the integration of these sources of knowledge and to put them in a stand alone design system. This system also has to be opened to the integration and the acceptance of other sources of knowledge that will be able to be integrated later. This paper has for objective to show from a practical point of view the feasibility of a such integrated system with the example of an industrial gearbox design. This mechanical example is sufficiently c...Continue Reading

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