13 October 2000 Constraint-based solution finding for multidiscipline products
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Proceedings Volume 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.403649
Event: Intelligent Systems and Smart Manufacturing, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
A standard verbal description, which consists of function verbs, function adverbials and function sinks, is suggested for the common understanding of the design task. Three general purpose design catalogues: principle catalogue, module library and artifact store are introduced to arrange the design knowledge in accordance with the abstraction level of solutions. Based on the formal task description and the layered design catalogues, a systematic solution finding process is presented. The efficiency of a computer aided solution finding process can be drastically improved by using the constraints obtained from the function sinks. With the help of a component library the solutions, which are presented as a special function structure, can be adapted with the proven solutions. This adapted solution in form of connected available components can be further simulated and handed to the embodiment design. The whole process is explained with a design scenario of a gripper.
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Hans C. H. Grabowski, Hans C. H. Grabowski, Mei Huang, Mei Huang, } "Constraint-based solution finding for multidiscipline products", Proc. SPIE 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III, (13 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403649; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.403649

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