RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

A Production System for Use of Global Optimization Knowledge

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H. L. Li, P. Papalambros

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 107(2), 277-284 (Jun 01, 1985) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258721 History: Received July 05, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


A method employing ideas from applied artificial intelligence is proposed for use in design optimization. Knowledge of global information is incorporated in several rule types concerning constraint activity, redundancy, and dominance. The rules are organized in a production system that makes deductions about possible (globally) active sets. Two design examples demonstrate the strategy. Similar ideas may be used in other areas of the optimization process, particularly in design applications.

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