A Quantitative Similarity Metric for Design-by-Analogy

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Daniel A. McAdams

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409-0050e-mail: dmcadams@umr.edu

Kristin L. Wood

Manufacturing and Design Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1063e-mail: wood@mail.utexas.edu

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 173-182 (May 16, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1475317 History: Received May 01, 2000; Online May 16, 2002
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