Form-generation system for obtaining diverse design solutions supporting early process of design in structural design

Masato Inoue, Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

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Abstract

Conventional structural optimization methods are difficult to apply to the early process of design referred to as conceptual design, in which diverse design solutions are to be obtained. This paper described a design method that obtains diverse design solutions. As a first step, a form-generation system that generates diverse forms is proposed. In this case, the diversity of organism was noted, and the form-generation method was referred to 'induction' and 'apical dominance' in the developmental process of organism. The proposed system, consisting of a generation process and an optimization process, was applied to the structural design of chairs, and the diversity of solutions was analyzed. As a result, it is shown that, as compared with conventional structural optimization methods, the proposed method obtains design solutions of adequate diversity. The results indicate the effectiveness of the proposed system for obtaining diverse design solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages757-764
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Event2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2003 Sep 22003 Sep 6

Other

Other2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period03/9/203/9/6

Keywords

  • Algorithm
  • And Optimum Design
  • Cellular Automata
  • Design Engineering
  • Diverse Design Solutions
  • Early Process of Design
  • Emergence
  • Genetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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