Redesign of technical systems

S.J.M. van Eldonk, L.K. Alberts, R.R. Bakker, F. Dikker, P.M. Wognum

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    The paper describes a systematic approach to support the redesign process. Redesign is the adaptation of a technical system in order to meet new specifications. The approach presented is based on techniques developed in model-based diagnosis research. The essence of the approach is to find the part of the system which causes the discrepancy between a formal specification of the system to be designed and the description of the existing technical system. Furthermore, new specifications are generated, describing the new behaviour for the `faulty¿ part. These specifications guide the actual design of this part. Both the specification and design description are based on YMIR, an ontology for structuring engineering design knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-104
    Number of pages12
    JournalKnowledge-based systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • Engineering design
    • Model-based diagnosis


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