OWL Classes
This section presents more details of the Factory Data Model in terms of OWL classes that are useful to instantiate factory models while going through the ontology modules.

statistics

The statistics module represents basic probability distributions via semantic characterization of key parameters. Representation of descriptive statistics.

expression

The expression module formalizes Algebraic and Logical expressions. An expression can be decomposed in atomic, unary, binary, iterated binary, control flow expressions.

osph

The osph module models Object States and Performance History, while integrating the ontology modules fsm, statistics, ssn, sosa, expression.

IFC4_ADD1 and IFC4_ADD1_extension

The ifcOWL ontology consists of three main classes: ifc:IfcContext, ifc:IfcObject, ifc:IfcTypeObject.
The following table lists some subclasses of ifc:IfctObject that can be exploited to model a factory. If available, a subclass of ifc:IfcTypeObject is paired with the corresponding sublcass of ifc:IfctObject, as it can be exploited according to the object typing pattern.
Subclass of
ifc:IfcObject
Description
Subclass of
ifc:IfctTypeObject
ifc:IfcBuilding
Building
ifc:IfcDoor
Door
ifc:IfcDoorType
ifc:IfcColumn
Column of a building
ifc:IfcColumnType
ifc:IfcRoof
Roof of a building
ifc:IfcRoofType
ifc:IfcWall
Wall of a building
ifc:IfcWallType
ifc:IfcWindow
Window of a building
ifc:IfcWindowType
ifc:IfcSensor
Sensor subclass also of sosa:Sensor
ifc:IfcSensorType
ifc:IfcActuator
Actuator subclass also of sosa:Actuator
ifc:IfcActuatorType
ifc:IfcElementAssembly
Complex element assembly
ifc:IfcElementAssemblyType
ifc:IfcIfcTransportElement
Generalization of all transport related objects
ifc:IfcTransportElementType
ifc:IfcTask
Unit of work
ifc:IfcTaskType

factory

The factory module specializes IFC_ADD1 and controlSystem modules with definitions related to production processes, part types, manufacturing systems and machine tools.
The following tables list some subclasses of ifc:IfctObject that can be exploited to model a factory. If available, a subclass of ifc:IfcTypeObject is paired with the corresponding sublcass of ifc:IfctObject, as it can be exploited according to the object typing pattern.
fa: prefix stands for http://www.ontoeng.com/factory#
Subclass of
ifc:IfcProduct
Description
Subclass of
ifc:IfctTypeProduct
fa:Artifact
Part that is the result of a production activity
fa:ArtifactType
fa:BufferElement
Object or space dedicated to hosting objects (e.g. artifacts, pallets)
fa:BufferElementType
fa:MachineTool
Generic machine tool
fa:MachineToolType
fa:Robot
Robot
fa:RobotType
fa:Pallet
Object dedicated to hosting artifacts that are transported in a system (e.g. production system).
fa:PalletType
fa:Tool
Tool
fa:ToolType
Subclass of
ifc:IfcTask
Description
Subclass of
ifc:IfctTaskType
fa:AssemblyTask
Task executing an assemby operation.
fa:AssemblyTaskType
fa:DisassemblyTask
Task executing an disassemby operation.
fa:DisassemblyTaskType
fa:MaintenanceTask
Task executing a maintenance operation.
fa:MaintenanceTaskType
fa:ManufacturingTask
Task executing a manufacturing operation.
fa:ManufacturingTaskType
fa:MachiningTask
Task executing a manufacturing operation.
fa:MachiningTaskType
fa:QualityControlTask
Task executing a quality control.
fa:QualityControlTaskType
fa:TransportTask
Task executing a transportation.
fa:TransportTaskType
Subclass of
ifc:IfcControl
Description
fa:ProductionPlan
Plan of activities to be executed by a production system in terms demanded volume of artifacts, available resources, assignements, adopted control policies
fa:ProductionSchedule
Component of a fa:ProductionPlan specifying the demanded volumes for a type of artifact
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