Analysis and Support of Work Processes Within Chemical Engineering Design Processes
Fortschritt-Berichte VDI, Nr. 840, VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2005
Chemical engineering design processes are complex, creative, and ill-defined. Much knowledge about how design is done rests implicitly inside the work processes and easily gets lost. The goal of this thesis is an exploitation of the potentials which lie within work processes. The design of a polyamide6 process was conducted as a case study. The case study allowed to investigate design processes on one concrete example, to collect experiences in work process modelling, and to derive requirements for a work process modelling language. In order to model design processes, the CLiP process model has been developed, which allows to model work processes. CLiP is object-oriented and permits to represent workflows which have been recorded, abstracted workflows, and the relations between them. Finally, concepts for the workflow-oriented support of design processes have been developed. These range from an improved documentation to a situation-based guidance functionality.