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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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 03:51
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:13

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