Conceptual Design by Means of Genetic Algorithms (Report)

Conceptual Design by Means of Genetic Algorithms (Report)

In conceptual design activities designers often resort to already existing components that are combined and arranged into a new system. Since there is a huge number of catalogues of different manufacturers, especially in multi domain systems, one big challenge is to find an optimal configuration. Furthermore designers have to deal with requirements and constraints that are changing during the development process. This article introduces a new approach to support designers in this task by means of a computer aided approach. General goal is a (semi-)automatic generation of compatible conceptual design proposals that meet the predefined requirements. Key words: mechatronics, configuration, conceptual design, optimization

Conceptual Design by Means of Genetic Algorithms (Report)

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