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Creation of a backbone design environment for the generation of mechanisms
Author(s): A. J. Medland; G. Mullineux
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Paper Abstract

In an attempt to create a generic designing approach for mechanisms, an integrating backbone structure has been proposed and is being created. This employs constraint modeling techniques to interface between a specifier, schemer and optimizing facility. Many of the individual units have already been created and tested in previous research programs. Work is now underway upon the integration structure. The completed system will be described and demonstrated. This is designed to allow the user to enter a combination of constraint rules, preferred arrangements, performance profiles and function diagrams. The constraint modeler then attempts to resolve any conflict in the requirements and to undertake various optimization procedures to create a design solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2644, Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, (22 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235478
Show Author Affiliations
A. J. Medland, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
G. Mullineux, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2644:
Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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