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Title: The application of knowledge based systems to the abstraction of design and costing rules in bespoke pipe jointing systems
Authors: Fatonade, Oluwakemi Victoria
Keywords: Expert systems (Computer science)
Piping Design and construction - Data processing
Issue Date: 16-May-2012
Citation: Fatonade, O. V. (2011) The application of knowledge based systems to the abstraction of design and costing rules in bespoke pipe jointing systems. Unpublished MPhil thesis. University of Glamorgan.
Abstract: This thesis presents the work undertaken in the creation of a knowledge based system aimed at facilitating the design and cost estimation of bespoke pipe jointing systems. An overview of the problem domain is provided and the findings from a literature review on knowledge based systems and applications in manufacturing were used to provide initial guidance to the research. The overall investigation and development process involved the abstraction of design and costing rules from domain experts using a sub-set of the techniques reviewed and the development and implementation of the knowledge based system using an expert system approach, the soft systems methodology (SSM) and the system development lifecycle methodology. Based on the abstracted design and costing rules, the developed system automates the design of pipe jointing systems, and facilitates cost estimation process within third party configuration software. The developed system was validated using two case studies and was shown to provide the required outputs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10265/583
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