Innovation design for complex products is a difficult issue in the military
manufacturing industry. Ontology may provide a feasible way to rebuild the
design process for complex products via sharing and reusing of design
knowledge. In this paper, a design method used in the innovation design process
of the complex products with knowledge modeling is proposed. Knowledge modeling
is realized through ontology construction by combining the cycling evolutional theory
of constructing ontology and OWL (Ontology Web Language)-based knowledge
representation. As a case study, the satellite is selected as one of the
complex products. The application domain of the satellite ontology is analyzed.
According to the analysis result, the knowledge structure of satellite ontology
is put forward based on OWL. The application of satellite product design shows
that the method can effectively organize and reuse the knowledge resources in
the innovation design of complex product and help companies to create more
competitive products based on the existing knowledge and experience.
Cite this paper
H. Liu, Q. Shi and H. Xiong, "A Design Method with Knowledge Modeling for Complex Product Based on Ontology," International Journal of Intelligence Science, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 119-125. doi: 10.4236/ijis.2013.33013.
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