Semi-Automatic Synthesis of Conceptual Technical Systems

ICORD 11: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research into Design Engineering, Bangalore, India, 10.-12.01.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Rihtarši
Section: Design Creativity, Synthesis,Evaluation and Optimisation
Page(s): 639-645


The article presents a semi-automated approach to the synthesis of conceptual structures of technical systems.Technical systems are man-made and function exclusively on the basis of physical, chemical and biological laws (i.e. natural laws). Compared to the working principles and components, the advantage of the application of the physical laws is that the physical laws enable amore elementary level of presenting the technical system.On the basis of the effects of one or more physical laws, it is possible to build a range of diverse components and a number of working principles. Understanding the physical background of a technical system allows better structural design already in the conceptual phase. The focus of this paper is structural visualization of automatically generated conceptual technical systems

Keywords: Product development, Conceptual design, Synthesis, Physical law, Basic schema.


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