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A constraint-net approach to the resolution of conflicts in a product with multi-technology requirements


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Medland, A. J., Matthews, J. and Mullineux, G., 2009. A constraint-net approach to the resolution of conflicts in a product with multi-technology requirements. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 22 (3), pp. 199-209.

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    Abstract

    Whilst many procedures exist to support the systematic development of a product, it is often difficult to create an environment in which the early stages of the design are resolved. This can particularly happen when the product design is based upon a wide range of technologies and the expert members of the design team are drawn from many disciplines. The constraint resolution approach allows the requirements to be formed into rules and their combined truth established. Within such an environment an investigation has been undertaken to determine the possibility of establishing clusters of rules relating to individual technical aspects of the design requirements, which are then formed into networks that can be solved interactively within the constraint modelling environment. This paper draws upon the experience of designing a disposable cell counting device for medical applications and illustrates its adaptation to other applications through the use of the derived constraint-net.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsMedland, A. J., Matthews, J. and Mullineux, G.
    DOI10.1080/09511920802372286
    Uncontrolled Keywordsmultidisciplinary design collaboration, constraint nets, constraints, rule clusters
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher StatementMatthews_IJCIM_2009_22_3_199.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Medland, A. J., Matthews, J. and Mullineux, G., 2009. A constraint-net approach to the resolution of conflicts in a product with multi-technology requirements. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 22 (3), pp. 199-209. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09511920802372286; Matthews_IJCIM_2009_22_3_199.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published in Medland, A. J., Matthews, J. and Mullineux, G., 2009. A constraint-net approach to the resolution of conflicts in a product with multi-technology requirements. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 22 (3), pp. 199-209. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09511920802372286
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code12775

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