Tunnel design

Problem

Coordination of multi-disciplinary tunnel design is ad hoc. This leads to errors, which take time and are costly to repair.

Assessment

Knowledge how partial designs of different disciplines relate to each other is essential, scarce, and unique. It is 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 means of a model repository for designs:

  1. Elicit the meta-model of multi-disciplinary tunnel design.
  2. Implement this meta-model in a repository.
  3. Train designers in capturing, storing, finding, and editing design models in this repository.

Result

Coordination is structured.

Tunnel design

Posted by Pieter van Langen