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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design|
|Subtitle of host publication||Vol. 6, Design Methods and Tools|
|Editors||M. Norell Bergendahl, M. Grimheden, L. Leifer, P. Skogstad, U. Lindemann|
|Publisher||The Design Society|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Aug 2009|
|Event||17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2009: Design for Harmonies - Stanford, United States|
Duration: 24 Aug 2009 → 27 Aug 2009
Conference number: 17
|Conference||17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2009|
|Period||24/08/09 → 27/08/09|
Jauregui Becker, J. M., Tragter, H., & van Houten, F. J. A. M. (2009). From How Much to How Many: a Method to Develop Representations for Computational Synthesis. In M. Norell Bergendahl, M. Grimheden, L. Leifer, P. Skogstad, & U. Lindemann (Eds.), Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design: Vol. 6, Design Methods and Tools (pp. 359-370). The Design Society.