The Representation and Use of Constraints in Structural Design
Design is, perhaps, the toughest problem solving activity that engineers perform. Design can be viewed as (Mostow, 1985) constructing an artifact or structure that:
satisfies a given functional specification,
conforms to the limitations of the resources, and
satisfies implicit and explicit design criteria on the form of the artifact.
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