WEB-BASED SOLUTION REPOSITORY IN MECHANISM THEORY TO SUPPORT THE DESIGN PROCESS
This paper presents a solution repository that is part of the "Digital Mechanism and Gear Library" (DMG-Lib). The aim of this project is to develop a new digital, internet-based library (www.dmg-lib.org) to collect, preserve and present the knowledge of mechanism and gear science. Using the state-of-the-art in the field of interaction, metadata and search algorithms, the digital library will support engineering designers in many aspects of product development as it helps to find possible design solutions, calculation procedures for dimensioning, etc. Combined with innovative multimedia applications and a semantic information retrieval environment, DMG-Lib provides an efficient access to this knowledge space of mechanism and gear science.