Agent-Based Synthesis of Electromechanical Design Configurations

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Matthew I. Campbell, Jonathan Cagan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kenneth Kotovsky

Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

J. Mech. Des 122(1), 61-69 (Jan 01, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533546 History: Received June 01, 1998; Revised January 01, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Design
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Electromechanical A-design flowchart
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Weighing machine design problem describe as input and output FP’s
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The contents of the FP structure
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The contents of the EB structure
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(a) Partial design state with update FP’s; (b) design is completed with addition of spring
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Gear embodiment with sample of gear component file: gear.comps
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Three different alternatives created by the A-design process. Design (a) is found by an equal preference for the four design objectives, whereas design (b) is found by placing more importance on minimizing input displacement




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