Constructing design plans for DFA redesign

Gerard Jounghyun Kim, George A. Bekey

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Design-for Assembly (DFA) analysis of a product may indicate shortcomings of a design, without providing 'specific' guidance on redesigns for solving the problem. This paper introduces a computational tool, in development at USC, for assisting redesigns of mechanical assemblies for DFA. The system, named REV-ENGE, is based on a model of reverse engineering in order to incorporate design rationale into the redesign process. The system consists of three major parts: knowledge acquisition, construction of a default design plan, and case-based redesign. In particular, this paper focuses on to how a design plan, which serves as the basis for constructing a redesign plan, can be generated with user assistance. A simple example of a redesign of a container is illustrated. REV-ENGE produces redesign plans by constructing and modifying the original design plan, and facilitates the redesign process by providing a specific order and design actions to carry out, while considering design rationale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818634529
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1993 May 21993 May 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729


OtherProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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