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An approach to functional synthesis of solutions in mechanical conceptual design. Part III: Spatial configuration

Chakrabarti, A and Bligh, TP (1996) An approach to functional synthesis of solutions in mechanical conceptual design. Part III: Spatial configuration. Research in Engineering Design, 8. pp. 116-124. ISSN 0934-9839

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Abstract

These three papers describe an approach to the synthesis of solutions to a class of mechanical design problems; these involve transmission and transformation of mechanical forces and motion, and can be described by a set of inputs and outputs. The approach involves (1) identifying a set of primary functional elements and rules of combining them, and (2) developing appropriate representations and reasoning procedures for synthesising solution concepts using these elements and their combination rules; these synthesis procedures can produce an exhaustive set of solution concepts, in terms of their topological as well as spatial configurations, to a given design problem. This paper (Part III) describes a constraint propagation procedure which, using a knowledge base of spatial information about a set of primary functional elements, can produce possible spatial configurations of solution concepts generated in Part II.

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