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Nested Ripple Down Rules (NRDR) as a Design Assistant in Mechanical Dimensional Tolerancing

[+] Author Affiliations
Ramsey F. Hamade, Ali H. Ammouri

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

G. Beydoun

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Paper No. IMECE2010-39773, pp. 491-496; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4427-4
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The dimensional tolerancing knowledge management system presented in this paper uses Nested Ripple down Rules (NRDR) targeted towards incrementally capturing expert design knowledge. A demonstrated example of such captured knowledge is that which human designers utilize in order to specify dimensional tolerances on shafts and mating holes in order to meet desired classes of fit as set by relevant engineering standards. In doing so, NRDR interface was designed to receive mathematical functions with their specifications prior and during the KA process. This is necessary to be able to exploit relationships among several classes with respect to certain numerical features of the cases in order to accelerate the convergence of the NRDR knowledge acquisition process by generating artificial cases which are likely to trigger the addition of exception rules. The incorporation of equations constitutes a novel contribution to the field of knowledge acquisition with NRDR. The developed dimensional tolerancing knowledge management system would help mechanical designers become more effective in the time-consuming tolerancing process of their designs in the future.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Design



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