Knowledge Based Tools to Support the Structural Design Process

  • Carlos Toro
  • Jorge Posada
  • Maite Termenón
  • Joaquín Oyarzun
  • Juanjo Falcón
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4251)


In this paper we present an architecture and a system implementation for the exploitation of semantic aspects in the computer assisted design of Steel Detailing Structures (Structural Design). We support our approach in domain specific standardization efforts (CIS/2) by modeling the knowledge of the product structure and the design process as OWL ontologies in order to provide the designer with additional tools for his everyday work. As test case we present a collection of applications based in the proposed schema and developed in the frame of an R&D project together with an actual structural engineering company.


Virtual Reality Resource Description Framework Collaborative Design Virtual Reality Environment Semantic Aspect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Toro
    • 1
  • Jorge Posada
    • 1
  • Maite Termenón
    • 1
  • Joaquín Oyarzun
    • 2
  • Juanjo Falcón
    • 3
  1. 1.VICOMTech Research CentreDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.LANIK S.ADonostiaSpain
  3. 3.SOME S.L.MondragónSpain

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