The abovementioned automation approach uses a new topological optimization technique to solve graph based engineering design problems by decoupling parameters and topology changes. This technique namely Topological and Parametric Tune and Prune (TP2) is the first topology optimization method that has been developed specifically for domains representable by a graph grammar schema. The method is stochastic and incorporates distinct phases for modifying the topologies and modifying parameters stored within topologies. Thus far, with the problems that been tested, (TP2) had proven better than genetic algorithm in terms of the quality of solutions and time taken to acquire them.... COMPUTERS TO GENERATE CONCEPTS Many systematic approaches (Otto and Wood, 2001; Pahl and Beitz, 1999; Ulrich and Eppinger, 2000) have emerged in recent years to help guide designers during the conceptual stage of design.
|Title||:||An Approach to Automate the Synthesis of Sheet Metal Parts|
|Author||:||Jay K. Patel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|