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Engineering design synthesis: a domain independent representation

  • Mary Lou Maher (a1)

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The knowledge used in the design of engineering systems includes: understanding systems and their components, and the understanding implications of design decisions on other decisions and further problem decomposition This paper presents design as a process and then characterizes the knowledge used in synthesizing design alternatives. A knowledge based approach to design synthesis is proposed, followed by a description of the implementation of a domain independent synthesis framework. The implementation is further illustrated by an example application to structural design.

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Engineering design synthesis: a domain independent representation

  • Mary Lou Maher (a1)

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