EFDEX: A Knowledge-Based Expert System for Functional Design of Engineering Systems

@article{Zhang2001EFDEXAK,
  title={EFDEX: A Knowledge-Based Expert System for Functional Design of Engineering Systems},
  author={WenYu Zhang and Shu Beng Tor and G. A. Britton and Y.-M. Deng},
  journal={Engineering with Computers},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={339-353}
}
This paper presents a knowledge-based system, ‘EFDEX’, the Engineering Functional Design Expert, which was developed using an expert system shell, CLIPS 6.1, to perform intelligent functional design of engineering systems. On the basis of a flexible, causal and hierarchical functional modeling framework, we propose a knowledge-based functional reasoning methodology. By using this intelligent functional reasoning strategy, physical behavior can be reasoned out from a desired function or desired… CONTINUE READING
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