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From concept to embodiment : challenge and strategy

Xu, Zhi Gang , Tang, Mingxi , & Frazer, John H. (2002) From concept to embodiment : challenge and strategy. In Gero, John S. (Ed.) Artificial Intelligence in Design '02. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 215-236.

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    Abstract

    Facing with the difficulty in information propagation and synthesizing from conceptual to embodiment design, this paper introduces a function-oriented, axiom based conceptual modeling scheme. Default logic reasoning is exploited for recognition and reconstitution of conceptual product geometric and topological information. The proposed product modeling system and reasoning approach testify a methodology of "structural variation design", which is verified in the implementation of a GPAL (Green Product All Life-cycle) CAD system. The GPAL system includes major enhancement modules of a mechanism layout sketching method based on fuzzy logic, a knowledge-based function-to-form mapping mechanism and conceptual form reconstitution paradigm based on default geometric reasoning. A mechanical hand design example shows a more than 20 times increase in design efficacy with these enhancement modules in the GPAL system on a general 3D CAD platform.

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    ID Code: 25880
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional Information: Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design held in Cambridge University, UK.
    Keywords: Architectural design, Artificial intelligence
    ISBN: 9781402007163
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Design
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Deposited On: 23 Jun 2009 13:51
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 15:02

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