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See detailThe Integrated Function Modelling Framework and its Relation to Function Structures
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eisenbart, Boris

in AI EDAM: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (2017), 3(31),

Research and industrial practice have produced a host of function models and modelling approaches over the last decades. Each of these is meant to support designers in their design endeavours. Industrial ... [more ▼]

Research and industrial practice have produced a host of function models and modelling approaches over the last decades. Each of these is meant to support designers in their design endeavours. Industrial practice is excessively diversified in terms of contextual requirements, aims and adopted processes; this automatically begs the question, which of the existing models should be selected for application in a specific situation. This paper sets out to contribute to this discourse. It strives to benchmark the fairly novel Integrated Function Modelling (IFM) framework against the well-established function structures modelling approach. The paper comparatively investigates the respective capabilities of the approaches, following the benchmarking protocol used earlier in relation to this Special Issue. Function structures are used as reference as they represent one of the most widespread function modelling approaches in research and practice. Both function structures and the IFM framework are exemplarily applied for modelling a glue gun. The gradual generation and refinement of the models is used to showcase their respective benefits and shortcomings. Eventually, the IFM framework is found to excel over function structures in terms of comprehensiveness and support for different types of function analyses. Finally, future research directions are proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Analysis of Functional Modelling Approaches Across Disicplines
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in AI EDAM: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (2013), 27(3),

Authors across disciplines propose functional modeling as part of systematic design approaches, in order to support and guide designers during conceptual design. The presented research aims at ... [more ▼]

Authors across disciplines propose functional modeling as part of systematic design approaches, in order to support and guide designers during conceptual design. The presented research aims at contributing to a better understanding of the diverse functional modeling approaches proposed across disciplines. The article presents a literature review of 41 modeling approaches from a variety of disciplines. The analysis focuses on what is addressed by functional modeling at which point in the proposed conceptual design process (i.e., in which sequence). The gained insights lead to the identification of specific needs and opportunities, which could support the development of an integrated functional modeling approach. The findings suggest that there is no such shared sequence for functional modeling across disciplines. However, a shared functional modeling perspective has been identified across all reviewed disciplines, which could serve as a common basis for the development of an integrated functional modeling approach. [less ▲]

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