Integration of conceptual design and MOKA into CATIA v5: A knowledge-based application for an aircraft Y-bolt component

Pai Zheng, Víctor Hugo Torres, José Ríos, Gang Zhao

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The design process comprises the Conceptual Phase, the Embodiment Phase and the Detail Design Phase in which commercial PLM/CAD systems mainly support the latter ones. This situation causes the discontinuity in the overall design information flow: Customer Needs (CNs) - Functional Requirements (FRs) - Design Parameters (DPs) - Key Characteristics (KCs) - Geometric Parameters (GPs). There is also a lack of knowledge reuse in routine design process, resulting in large cost-waste of the overall design process. Aiming to enhance the continuity of the design information flow and facilitate the knowledge reuse, this paper makes use of a knowledge-based framework to integrate conceptual design tools: Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Axiomatic Design (AD), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and the MOKA methodology into CATIA v5 system. A knowledge-based application (KBA) on the large aircraft y-bolt component design is presented as a case study to validate the proposed framework. The result shows how this novel integrated framework and KBA system could benefit designers in a practical way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science III
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD 2012 - , Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Dec 201213 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


  • AD
  • CATIA v5
  • FMEA
  • KBA
  • MOKA
  • QFD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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