Formal Engineering Design Synthesis

Formal Engineering Design Synthesis

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Cambridge University Press

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Formal Engineering Design Synthesis

In the early 1960s systematic techniques were introduced to guide engineers in producing high-quality designs. By the mid-1980s, these methods evolved from their informal guideline-like origins to more formal computable methods. Recently, highly automated design synthesis techniques have emerged. This timely work reviews the state of the art in formal design synthesis methods. It also provides an in-depth exploration of several representative projects in formal design synthesis and examines future directions in computational design synthesis research. The chapters are written by internationally renowned experts in engineering and architectural design.

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ISBN-13: 9780521792479
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Lionel March; Preface; Introduction; 1. Vitruvius redux William J. Mitchell; 2. How to calculate with shapes George Stiny; 3. Engineering shape grammars Jonathan Cagan; 4. Creating structural configurations Panos Y. Papalambros and Kristina Shea; 5. Microsystem design synthesis Erik K. Antonsson; 6. Function-based synthesis methods in engineering design Kristin L. Wood and James L. Greer; 7. Artificial intelligence for design Thomas F. Stahovich; 8. Evolutionary and adaptive synthesis methods Cin-Young Lee, Lin Ma and Erik K. Antonsson; 9. Kinematic synthesis J. Michael McCarthy and Leo Joskowicz; 10. Systematic chemical process synthesis Scott D. Barnicki and Jeffrey J. Siirola; 11. Synthesis of analog and mixed-signal integrated electronic circuits Georges G. E. Gierlen and Rob A. Rutenbar; 12. Mechanical design compilers Allen C. Ward; 13. Scientific discovery and inventive engineering design Jonathan Cagan, Kenneth Kotovsky and Herbert A. Simon; Index.

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