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Template-Based Modelling of Structural Components

Paul Christoph Gembarski, Haibing Li, and Roland Lachmayer
Institute of Product Development, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Abstract — This article reflects a template-based design approach for modelling the design solution space of structural components. After discussing the theoretical background for knowledge-based design (KBD) and the classification of design templates in the field of KBD, the usefulness of templates in design of structural components is argued. In order to set-up the design solution space as large as possible and not to automate a single design, we follow the assumption that assembly structure and model structure have to be considered independently. This is mirrored in a case study where beam elements are aggregated to different frame structures. 

Index Terms—knowledge-based design, knowledge-based templates, variant design automation, solution space development, structural components

Cite: Paul Christoph Gembarski, Haibing Li, and Roland Lachmayer, "Template-Based Modelling of Structural Components," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 336-342, September 2017. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.6.5.336-342