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Ontology-Based Multiplatform Identification Method
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
  • Yanfeng Li, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Xiaomeng Chang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Janis P. Terpenny, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Tracee Gilbert, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
9-10-2010
DOI
10.1115/1.3467010
Abstract

This paper puts forward a multiplatform identification method to overcome the limitations of a single platform strategy when mass customization is required. The method is applied to redesign or consolidate an existing product family. The method consists of four steps: (1) the determination of component values, (2) the estimation of component redesign efforts, (3) the platform component identification, and (4) the formation of multiple platform instances. An ontology-based framework is also provided to facilitate the information representation and the data integration in the identification of multiplatform structure. Once the platforms are identified, an ontology reasoning mechanism verifies the platform sharing among products and determines the possible multiplatform coalition. A water cooler product family is used to illustrate the ontology-based multiplatform identification method.

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This article is from Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 10 (2010): 031011, doi:10.1115/1.3467010. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
ASME
Language
en
Date Available
2015-04-27
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Yanfeng Li, Xiaomeng Chang, Janis P. Terpenny and Tracee Gilbert. "Ontology-Based Multiplatform Identification Method" Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 031011
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janis_terpenny/6/