Methods for Supplier Library Construction and Parts Similarity Measurement in Web-Based Parts Library Platform

Methods for Supplier Library Construction and Parts Similarity Measurement in Web-Based Parts Library Platform

D. LiuW. Y. Dong B. X. Wang 

Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Guizhou University, Ministry of Education China, Huaxi Avenue, Huaxi district, Guiyang, 550025

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15 March 2017
15 April 2017
30 March 2017
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As production becomes more specialized, product data sharing and exchange between specialized parts manufacturers and complete machine manufacturers have become an urgent demand. In this study, we first present a meta model of a supplier library based on PLIB ontology and ISO13584 and then propose a graph-structured semantic model (named as form feature dependency semantic (FFDS) graph in this paper) to formally represent the structure of parts (form features and their topological relationships). Moreover, we propose a new method for part similarity measurement using FFDS graph, as well as discuss the technical details of this method. The proposed method ensures the success of the structure feature-based retrieval in part search procedure. A case study was presented to demonstrate the proposed method.


Supplier library, web-based parts library, similarity measurement, form feature

1. Introduction
2. Meta Model of Supplier Library
3. Similarity Measurement Between Simple Family of Parts
4. Case Study
5. Conclusion

This study is supported by the project of the Natural Science Foundation of Guizhou Province (No.[2011]2331) and Project for Talent introduction of Guizhou University (No.[2010]025). The science and technology support program of Guizhou Province (No.[2015]3034,NO.[2016]2327).


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