Process modelling aspects of a design history data model

Dae Kyung Jeon, Susan D. Urban, Jami J. Shah

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An engineering design history is a step by step account of the events and the states through which a design artifacts evolves. Database technology has not yet provided adequate mechanisms for capturing and reusing design history information. This paper presents process modelling extensions to an object-oriented database for the purpose of dynamically capturing design histories and modelling the temporal relationships between process steps. Schema evolution is an important component of the dynamic capture process. An advantage to the approach described in this paper is that it provides an integrated approach to describing the relationships between structural specifications, process steps, and the rationale for specific design decisions. An example of capturing a design process using the features of the model is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Division (Publication) PD
EditorsN.M. Ismail, S. Khurana, F. Attia, R. Nielsen
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1994Jan 26 1994


OtherProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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