The Representation and Use of Constraints in Structural Design

  • D. Sriram
  • M. L. Maher


Design is, perhaps, the toughest problem solving activity that engineers perform. Design can be viewed as (Mostow, 1985) constructing an artifact or structure that:
  1. 1.

    satisfies a given functional specification,

  2. 2.

    conforms to the limitations of the resources, and

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    satisfies implicit and explicit design criteria on the form of the artifact.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Sriram
    • 1
  • M. L. Maher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringCarnegie- Mellon UniversityPittsburgUSA

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