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 ====== Product modeling ====== ====== Product modeling ======
-Product modeling is the process of creating a product model of an **individual** product. A product model can be a model of any man made object or natural object. A product model can be a stand-alone model, it can be an element of a model library, or it can an integral part of a [wiki:"​Facility Information Models" ​Facility ​Information Model]. Product modeling differs from [wiki:"​Knowledge modeling in Gellish"​ knowledge modeling] which aims to develop knowledge models that express ​knowledge about **kinds** of things. A product ​model can either be a model of a real world object or a design (a realistic imaginary object). ​Examples ​of product ​models ​is a design or real piece of equipment, ​motorcar, or one of its components, such as a boltshaftcable, etc. Also bigger ​assemblies, such as a buildings, railways, factories or process plants are products.+Product modeling is the process of expressing information about an **individual** product ​and should be done conform a sound methodology. The term '​product'​ in this context is used in its widest sense and is thus equivalent to the term '​physical object'​. The result of product modeling will be a collection of expressions about one or more '​products',​ ranging from simple components to complicated assemblies and systems and facilities. When a collection of expressions is about one product, we call it a **product model**. A product model can be a model of any man made object or natural object. A product model can be a stand-alone model, it can be an element of a model library, or it can an integral part of a [wiki:"​Facility Information Models" ​Integrated ​Information Model]. Product modeling differs from [wiki:"​Knowledge modeling in Gellish"​ knowledge modeling] which aims at expressing ​knowledge about **kinds** of things. 
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 +====== 1. Real products and imaginary products (designs) ====== 
 +A product ​information ​can either be information about a real world object or it can be about a design (a realistic imaginary ​individual ​object). ​A design typically expresses information that is a '​product ​of the mind' and is intended as requirements for the fabrication and assembly of one or more real things. Such a specification of an imaginary thing necessarily has aspects (properties and qualities) that are deemed characteristics of the imaginary product. On the other hand the real individual things will have aspects that are observed or measured. The Gellish methodology recommends that designs and real world products are distinguished as different products, each with its own characteristics. When a product is fabricated and assembled according to a design ​it becomes a (materialized,​ realized) real physical object, that has characteristics that can be measured and which should be compliant with the characteristics of the design. Knowledge about kinds of things is valid for the real things as well as for the imaginary things, as long as the imaginary things are realistic. Examples of product models are: modeled designs ​or models of real facilities, pieces ​of equipment, ​motorscarsetc. or one of their components, such as boltsshaftscables, etc. Bigger ​assemblies, such as a buildings, railways, factories or process plants are products ​as well. 
 +Real things and imaginary things are related by a materialization relation as follows: 
 +^Name of left hand object^Name of kind of relation^Name of right hand object^ 
 +|X-123.456|is a materialization of|P-1201| 
 +|X-123.456|is classified as a|BINGHAM model 2X6A VCM| 
 +|P-1201|is classified as a|multi stage deepwell pump| 
 +|P-1201BINGHAM model 2X6A VCM|is a model of|multi stage deepwell pump| 
 +The above expression specifies that X-123.456, being an equipment registration number, is a real world object that is derived from and should be compliant with the design object ('​tagged item') P-1201. Because both objects have different identities (UIDs), they are both classified. Those classifications may be different, but should be consistent as in the example above, where the real object is classified by a manufacturer'​s 'model and size' which is a model (subtype) of the classifier for P-1201 as is specified on the fourth line.  
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 +A design process for a product results in a product specification or product model that will be the performer or enabler of a process (the function of the product). Or more precise: a design is a product model that specifies the composition and characteristics of a realistic imaginary individual physical object that is intended to be realized by a materialized physical object and that is suitable to perform the required function. \\ 
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 +====== 2. Definition of a function ======
  
-The design of a product often begins with the fuctional ​design. Therefore, we will first discuss the definition and the modeling of a function in Gellish English. +The design of a product often begins with a functional ​design. Therefore, we will first discuss the definition and the modeling of functions.\\
-====== 1. Definition of a function ======+
 A design process usually begins with a functional specification or the requirements,​ for example as specified in the '​Systems Engineering'​ methodology (see ISO/IEC 15288). \\ A design process usually begins with a functional specification or the requirements,​ for example as specified in the '​Systems Engineering'​ methodology (see ISO/IEC 15288). \\
 Such a functional design specifies a '​function'​ that shall be performed by a new facility or product. The intention of a specification of the function is that the options for a technical solution are kept open. The idea is that in a later stage it shall be specified what the characteristics are of the designed physical object that will performs that function. \\ Such a functional design specifies a '​function'​ that shall be performed by a new facility or product. The intention of a specification of the function is that the options for a technical solution are kept open. The idea is that in a later stage it shall be specified what the characteristics are of the designed physical object that will performs that function. \\
-If we want to model a design in Gellish ​English ​we should be clear about what a function is and how we can distinguish between a design and a realised ​physical object.+If we want to model a design in Gellish we should be clear about what a function is and how we can distinguish between a design and a realized ​physical object.
  
-A function as used in Systems ​Engineerig ​appears to be a process that needs to be performed or enabled+A function as used in Systems ​Engineering ​appears to be a process that needs to be performed or enabled.
-====== 2. Definition of a design ====== +
-A design process results in a product model of a physical object that will be the performer or enabler of the process (the function). Or more precise: a design is a prdduct model that specifies the composition and characteristics of a realistic imaginary individual physical object that is intended to be realised by a materialised physical object and that is suitable to perform the required function. \\ +
-When the facility or product is fabricated it becomes a materialised (realised) physical object, that has characteristics that can be measured and which shall be compliant with the characteristics of the design.+
  
 ====== 3. How to specify a required function ====== ====== 3. How to specify a required function ======
 The above definition of a function implies that a specification of a function in Gellish should start with the definition of the process that needs to be performed. So design of a function means: design of a process (an occurrence). For example, there may be a requirement to clean waste water, which in other words can be expressed as the requirement that we need the function 'waste water cleaning',​ or we may require to transport a number of people. Such a required process is not a process in general, but a particular process with specified input and specified output, by which the required performance of the process is defined. For example, it is required to clean a particular stream of waste water, coming from a particular source, such as the effluent water of a particular plant. That particular waste water stream should have specified properties, whereas the cleaning process will result in a clean water product stream that shall also have specified properties. The quantity and properties of those streams are not properties of the process, as is often specified, but they are properties of the streams that specify the required performance of this particular water cleaning process. The above definition of a function implies that a specification of a function in Gellish should start with the definition of the process that needs to be performed. So design of a function means: design of a process (an occurrence). For example, there may be a requirement to clean waste water, which in other words can be expressed as the requirement that we need the function 'waste water cleaning',​ or we may require to transport a number of people. Such a required process is not a process in general, but a particular process with specified input and specified output, by which the required performance of the process is defined. For example, it is required to clean a particular stream of waste water, coming from a particular source, such as the effluent water of a particular plant. That particular waste water stream should have specified properties, whereas the cleaning process will result in a clean water product stream that shall also have specified properties. The quantity and properties of those streams are not properties of the process, as is often specified, but they are properties of the streams that specify the required performance of this particular water cleaning process.
  
-A required function or process can be specified in Gellish ​English ​as follows:+A required function or process can be specified in Gellish as follows:
  
-^UID of left hand object^Name of left hand object^UID of an idea^UID of kind of relation^Name of kind of relation^UID of right hand object^Name of right hand object^UID of UoM^Name of UOM+^UID of left hand object^Name of left hand object^UID of an idea^UID of kind of relation^Name of kind of relation^UID of right hand object^Name of right hand object^UID of unit of measure^Name of unit of measure
-| 101 | cleaning process-1 | 201 | 1225 | is clasified ​as a | 192452 | water treatment |    +| 101 | cleaning process-1 | 201 | 1225 | is classified ​as a | 192452 | water treatment |    
-| 102 | S1 | 202 | 1225 | is clasified ​as a | 105 | waste water stream |   +| 102 | S1 | 202 | 1225 | is classified ​as a | 105 | waste water stream |   
 | 102 | S1 | 203 | 4785 | is input in | 101 | cleaning process-1 |    | 102 | S1 | 203 | 4785 | is input in | 101 | cleaning process-1 |   
-| 103 | S2 | 204 | 1225 | is clasified ​as a | 106 | clean water stream |   +| 103 | S2 | 204 | 1225 | is classified ​as a | 106 | clean water stream |   
 | 103 | S2 | 205 | 4786 | is output of | 101 | cleaning process-1 |    | 103 | S2 | 205 | 4786 | is output of | 101 | cleaning process-1 |   
 | 102 | S1 | 206 | 1727 | has as aspect | 104 | quantity of S1 |    | 102 | S1 | 206 | 1727 | has as aspect | 104 | quantity of S1 |   
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 Product information or a product model of a real or imagined (designed) individual product consists of a coherent collection of expressions of ideas about the product. Typically it has a hierarchy of decompositions of the object as its main structure, expressed as a collection of composition relations. Each component in the model has its own aspects. Documents and drawings may be related to the whole assembly or to the components that they describe. For example, a product model can be as complex as a model of a complete process plant, or of a facility such as a railway system and its components, but it can also be a single device or a simple component. \\ Product information or a product model of a real or imagined (designed) individual product consists of a coherent collection of expressions of ideas about the product. Typically it has a hierarchy of decompositions of the object as its main structure, expressed as a collection of composition relations. Each component in the model has its own aspects. Documents and drawings may be related to the whole assembly or to the components that they describe. For example, a product model can be as complex as a model of a complete process plant, or of a facility such as a railway system and its components, but it can also be a single device or a simple component. \\
 A product model shall at least consist of a classification relation and may include expressions that use the following kinds of relations: A product model shall at least consist of a classification relation and may include expressions that use the following kinds of relations:
-  * Classification relations: Each assembly or component is an individual physical object that shall be classified by a concept that is selected from the Gellish English Database, or that shall be added as a proprietary extension according to the [wiki:"​Proper definition of a concept" ​rules for the proper ​definition ​of a concept].+  * Classification relations: Each assembly or component is an individual physical object that shall be classified by a concept that is selected from the Gellish English Database, or that shall be added as a proprietary extension according to the [[proper_definition_of_a_concept|rules for proper ​definitions ​of concepts]].
   * Composition relations: Every component of a designed assembly shall be specified as being a part of a larger assembly.   * Composition relations: Every component of a designed assembly shall be specified as being a part of a larger assembly.
   * Possession of aspect relations: The aspects (characteristics,​ properties and qualities) of the assemblies and components shall be defined and each aspect shall be qualified or quantified (possibly on a scale), whereas the qualitative aspects shall also be selected from the Gellish Dictionary or from a proprietary extension of it.   * Possession of aspect relations: The aspects (characteristics,​ properties and qualities) of the assemblies and components shall be defined and each aspect shall be qualified or quantified (possibly on a scale), whereas the qualitative aspects shall also be selected from the Gellish Dictionary or from a proprietary extension of it.
   * Involvement relations: The assembly and/or its components can be related to processes or activities in which they participate,​ either as performer or in another role.   * Involvement relations: The assembly and/or its components can be related to processes or activities in which they participate,​ either as performer or in another role.
-  * Presentation relations: Each object can be related to a document that is the content of a file that is stored at some address on a device or is included as a hard copy in a physical document, such as a binder.+  * [[http://​wiki.gellish.net/​document_management|Presentation relations]]: Each object can be related to a document ​in which it is described and that is the content of a file that is stored at some address on a device or is included as a hard copy in a physical document, such as a binder.
  
 An illustration of the application of a some of the above relations for the design of process unit 100 is given in the following table: An illustration of the application of a some of the above relations for the design of process unit 100 is given in the following table:
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 An extensive description of the design of objects is provided in [[http://​www.lulu.com/​shop/​andries-van-renssen/​semantic-information-modeling-methodology/​paperback/​product-22457361.html|'​Semantic Information Modeling Methodology Application Handbook'​]] that is available via the download area of this website. An extensive description of the design of objects is provided in [[http://​www.lulu.com/​shop/​andries-van-renssen/​semantic-information-modeling-methodology/​paperback/​product-22457361.html|'​Semantic Information Modeling Methodology Application Handbook'​]] that is available via the download area of this website.
  
-A specification of a process or a specification of a design can be done from scratch, as in the above example, but it is also possible first to specify a [[:​Knowledge modeling in Gellish|knowledge ​model in Gellish]] ​of such a process and/​or ​such a performer or enabler ​physical object ​and then use knowledge-based design software ​that guides ​the development of the specification of the process and/or of the design ​on the basis of such knowledge.+A specification of a process or a specification of a design can be done from scratch, as in the above example, but it is also possible first to express ​[[:​Knowledge modeling in Gellish|knowledge in Gellish]] ​about a process and/or a performer or enabler ​of such a kind and then use that knowledge in knowledge-based design software ​for guiding ​the development of the specification of the process and/or of the design.
  
 **//​Continue with//** [[:Modeling of activities and processes]] **//​Continue with//** [[:Modeling of activities and processes]]
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