Aircraft design

Problem

It is not known how to design a new aircraft as a successor of an earlier aircraft.

Assessment

  • Strategies to design successor aircraft are essential, scarce, and unique. It might be possible to make these strategies explicit.
  • Knowledge of how designers make use of rationale captured in the designs of earlier aircraft is essential, scarce, and unique. It might be possible to make this knowledge explicit.

Solution

Of the possible solutions, the one chosen in this case is to support the production of knowledge by elicitation:

  • Elicit design strategies from experienced designers. Share these strategies with other designers.
  • Make explicit how these designers make use of rationale captured in the designs of earlier aircraft. Share this with other designers.

Result

It is now known how to design a new aircraft as a successor of an earlier aircraft.

Background research

Frances Brazier, Pieter van Langen, and Jan Treur (1997). A compositional approach to modelling design rationale. AIEDAM 11, 125-139.

Aircraft design

Posted by Pieter van Langen