Reason Maintenance in Product Modeling

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R. Vujosevic, A. Kusiak, E. Szczerbicki

Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1527

J. Eng. Ind 117(2), 223-231 (May 01, 1995) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2803298 History: Received May 01, 1992; Revised December 01, 1993; Online January 17, 2008


An approach to product modeling by using a reason maintenance system to reduce the amount of search required for the identification of feasible designs is described. An assumption-based truth maintenance system and multiple worlds are used to discover and store information about feasible designs and to avoid further consideration of infeasible design alternatives. An object-oriented computer program for product modeling is presented.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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