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A Knowledge-based Engineering Approach For Supporting Railway Manufacturers From The Tender Notice To The Designing Phase

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR140101

Volume

135

Pages

13

Page Range

125 - 137

Published

2014

Size

1,222 kb

Author(s)

G. Di Gironimo, A. Lanzotti, R. Mozzillo, F. Peluso, G. Calvano, S. Puzelli & P. Verdosci

Abstract

This paper deals with the development of a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) approach able to support railway manufacturers in their assessments on the convenience of participating in competitive tendering and, subsequently, in the offer definition and in the designing phase. The proposed approach is based on a Decision Support System (DSS) that allows an analysis, called Adopt–Adapt–Innovate (AAI), to be made, which helps the company in the search of its products that best suit the requirements of new bids. Digital pattern techniques, configuration design methods and parametric modeling are the tools proposed to optimize the process that starts with the tender notice, passes through the offer definition and ends with the design. The paper describes the railway market logics, the proposed methodology and the first obtained results. Keywords: knowledge-based engineering, decision support system, digital pattern, parametric modeling.

Keywords

knowledge-based engineering, decision support system, digital pattern, parametric modeling.