Evolution of value engineering to automate invention in complex technological systems

WOODHEAD, Roy and BERAWI, Mohammed Ali (2022). Evolution of value engineering to automate invention in complex technological systems. International Journal of Technology, 13 (01), 80-91.

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Many global companies specializing in complex technological systems use forms of group decision making to select a combination of solutions from suppliers. This requires technical expertise and up-to-date awareness of what is available within and outside the company. The use of artificial intelligence seems like an obvious progression but is fraught with difficulties. As a step in this longer-term direction, this paper looks to a methodology that uses the idea of functionality to first list abstract requirements before finding potential solutions with appropriate performance characteristics. This paper re-examines a methodology called value engineering, which mixes measurable and immeasurable concepts in its foundational idea. This paper reasons and deduces a new way to conceive this foundational idea so that it can be modelled mathematically and provide a useful step toward a database ontology and schema that would suit artificial intelligence. It also provides an immediate benefit to value engineering practitioners in workshops.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Expected to be published Jan 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1099 Other Technology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v13i1.4984
Page Range: 80-91
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 10:32
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 12:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29149

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