The EQUIP System: A Product Type Modeling System Developed With The MAM Method.
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J.L.H. Rogier & M.G. Dittrich
The TNO Institute of Applied Physics has developed the Multi Aspect Modeling (MAM) method for building product type modeling systems and product modeling systems more efficiently and has developed tools to support the process of building such systems. The EQUIP (Work Methodology for Development of Quiet Products) system is a design supporting tool for low noise design of mechanical products. The EQUIP system is the first of a series of product type modeling systems that has been built with this method. In this paper the MAM method is illustrated using the process of building the EQUIP system as an example. In the first part of the paper it is discussed how to differentiate between different types of knowledge when building a knowledge based system. The secon