From How Much to How Many: a Method to Develop Representations for Computational Synthesis

Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker, Hendrik Tragter, Frederikus J.A.M. van Houten

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    This paper presents "from how much to how many" as a method to parameterize artifactual routine design problems for computational synthesis. The goal is to develop representations with low levels of complexity to ease the initialization of a computational synthesis process, which is poorly addressed in literature. To achieve this end, complexity management guidelines from axiomatic design theory are used. The case study of Cooling for Injection Molding (CIM) is used to demonstrate the application of the method, as literature identifies this as a complex problem for CS. The resulting representations were used to develop a CS System (CSS) of CIM design. Solutions generated by this CSS indicate the method is successful in developing representations for CS, and in this way, initializing such processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
    Subtitle of host publicationVol. 6, Design Methods and Tools
    EditorsM. Norell Bergendahl, M. Grimheden, L. Leifer, P. Skogstad, U. Lindemann
    PublisherThe Design Society
    ISBN (Print)9781904670100
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2009
    Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2009: Design for Harmonies - Stanford, United States
    Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009
    Conference number: 17


    Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2009
    Abbreviated titleICED
    CountryUnited States


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