Object processing systems are met rather often in every day life, in industry, tourism, commerce, etc. When designing such a system, many problems can be posed and considered, depending on the scope and purpose of design. We give here a general approach which involves graph theory, and which can have many applications. The generation of possible designs for an object processing system, known as synthesis in the engineering field, is reduced to first solving a graph embedding problem. We believe that our model could be successful and relatively easily implemented in a software tool, called Smart Synthesis Tool, so that the engineering design process will perform quicker. We propose three types of graph transformations which aid the way an object processing system can be designed. Future work will show to which extent these transformation types suffice for generating most of the layouts of the object processing systems.
|Name||Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics|
|Publisher||Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente|