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Sigma KEE - EngineeringComponent
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engineering component
A fundamental concept that applies in many engineering domains. An EngineeringComponent is an element of a Device that is a physically whole object, such as one might see listed as standard parts in a catalog. The main difference betweeen EngineeringComponents and arbitrary globs of matter is that EngineeringComponents are object-like in a modeling sense. Thus, an EngineeringComponent is not an arbtrary subregion, but a part of a system with a stable identity.
Parents device A Device is an Artifact whose purpose is to serve as an instrument in a specific subclass of Process.
Children SMC
 satelliteAn ArtificialSatellite is a Device that orbits the earth in space and performs various functions such as aiding in communication, photographing the earth's surface, and others.
 broadcasting stationA BroadcastingStation is an engineeringSubcomponent of either a TelevisionSystem or a RadioStation.
 casingthe part of a cartridge that holds the bullet
 communication deviceA CommunicationDevice is a Device which serves at the instrument in a Communication Process by allowing the communicated message to be conveyed between the participants.
 computer cable
 computer hardwareThe hardware is the physical part of a computer system.
 computer plugA 'male' electrical connection consisting of several Wires in a specific shape and configuration that is designed to carry a specific protocol of signals for transferring DigitalData.
 Computer PortA 'female' electrical connection consisting of several Wires in a specific shape and configuration that is designed to carry a specific protocol of signals for transferring DigitalData.
 controllera mechanism that controls the operation of some device
 drive componentAn EngineeringComponent whose purpose is to transfer force from one part of a Device to another part.
 engineering connectionAn EngineeringConnection is an EngineeringComponent that represents a connection relationship between two other EngineeringComponents. It is a reification of the Predicate connectedEngineeringComponents. That means that whenever this Predicate holds between two EngineeringComponents, there exists an EngineeringConnection. The practical reason for reifying a relationship is to be able to attach other information about it. For example, one might want to say that a particular connection is associated with some shared parameters, or that it is of a particular type. EngineeringConnections are EngineeringComponents and can therefore be an engineeringSubcomponent of other EngineeringComponents. However, to provide for modular regularity in component systems, EngineeringConnections cannot be connected. For each pair of EngineeringComponents related by connectedEngineeringComponents, there exists at least one EngineeringConnection. However, that object may not be unique, and the same EngineeringConnection may be associated with several pairs of EngineeringComponents.
 fluid power deviceAn EngineeringComponent in function of which play role fluid-power energetical interactions.
 flywheelAny Device designed to smooth the application of force or keep a Shaft spinning in the absence of other power inputs. It can either be massive or spin quickly (or both), in order to have significant intertia.
 gun barrelThe part of a Gun through which a Projectile travels when it is fired.
 gun stockThe part of a Gun that is placed against the shoulder to absorb some of the recoil action when it is fired.
 gun triggerThe part of the Gun which is pulled in Shooting the Gun.
 handleThe part or parts of an Artifact that are designed to be held with the Hands when the Artifact is used or carried.
 hingeAn EngineeringComponent that connects one thing to another in such a way that they can move relative to one another.
 manifoldA pipe which has several outlets for other pipes that flow into or out of it.
 mechanical deviceAn EngineeringComponent in function of which play role mechanical energetical interactions.
 mechanical jointA Device that links two parts of a PhysicalSystem and allows them to move in relation to one another. Examples include Hinges, drawer slides and BallJoints.
 radiatorA Device which is designed for having a Liquid travel through a metal honeycomb, in order to cool the liquid, which in turn is used to cool something else.
 rotorThe Rotating component of a motor, generator or similar Device.
 switch deviceAn EngineeringComponent which is capable of turning an ElectricDevice on and off.
 televisionA TelevisionReceiver is a Device for receiving television broadcast signals from a TelevisionStation or signals transmitted through a cable from a CableTelevisionSystem.
 wing deviceThe wings of Aircraft, i.e. the parts of Aircraft that allow them to become and remain airborne.
 wire lineA Wire that is designed for conducting electricity.
 wire springAn EngineeringComponent consisting of a coil of Wire that returns to its original shape when pulled apart or pressed together.

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