Review of Knowledge Based Engineering with PLM
This paper starts with an analysis of the need for knowledge based engineering (KBE) system based on typical domain-specific engineering products. It looks back the history of KBE and exams the general structure of KBE systems. It then reviews the current development, particularly the knowledge representation in a KBE system, followed by a discussion of the shortcomings regarding to the maintenance and excessive cost of integrations with other digital tools. Finally it recommends the characteristics of a genuine KBE system and the standardization of KBE applications, particularly the internal knowledge representation standards and knowledge-based system interface standards with CAx systems and PLM solutions.
Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou
Q.C. Ma and X.W. Liu, "Review of Knowledge Based Engineering with PLM", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 127-131, 2008