ITcon Vol. 8, pg. 181-200, http://www.itcon.org/2003/14

Structural analysis extension of the IFC modelling framework

submitted:November 2002
revised:April 2003
published:July 2003
editor(s):Tarandi V
authors:Matthias Weise, Research Assistent
Institute of Applied Computer Science in Civil Engineering, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
email: Matthias.Weise@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de

Peter Katranuschkov, Senior Research Assistent Dr.-Ing.,
Institute of Applied Computer Science in Civil Engineering, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
email: Peter.Katranuschkov@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de

Thomas Liebich, Dr.-Ing.
Thomas Liebich Consulting, M√ľnchen, Germany / Partner AEC3 Ltd., Thatcham, UK;
email: liebich@uumail.de

Raimar J. Scherer, Professor, Dr.-Ing.
Institute of Applied Computer Science in Civil Engineering, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
email: Raimar.J.Scherer@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de
summary:The further development of the IFC2x platform gains in importance with its rapidly expanding acceptance in real design and construction practice. This is underpinned by the 23 IAI projects inaugurated in the last few years, aiming to produce model extensions that can adequately support different AEC/FM processes and sub-domains. This paper provides an overview of the structural analysis extension to the IFCs, being developed as part of the IAI ST-4 project. Presented are the scope of the model, major concepts that have guided the conceptual modelling work and the envisaged actors and usage scenarios leading to data exchange views. An illustrative example for the possible use of the proposed model is also provided. The introduced top-level entities are briefly discussed, together with their intended usage at the detailed levels of the model. At the end, the current development status, planned further activities and future plans, and expected results for the practice are briefly outlined.
keywords:IFC, Product Data Modelling, Structural Analysis
full text: (PDF file, 0.662 MB)
citation:Weise M, Katranuschkov P, Liebich T and Scherer R J (2003). Structural analysis extension of the IFC modelling framework, ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue IFC - Product models for the AEC arena, pg. 181-200, http://www.itcon.org/2003/14