Integrated Platform for AI Support of Complex Design (Part I): Rapid Development of Schemes from First Principles

  • R H Bracewell
  • R V Chaplin
  • P M Langdon
  • M Li
  • V K Oh
  • J E E Sharpe
  • X T Yan
Conference paper


The engineering design process typically entails the construction of a description of an artefact that satisfies a formal (in most cases) functional specification, meets certain performance requirements and resource constraints; is realisable in a target technology; satisfies one or more criteria, for instance manufacturability, reliability, safety and testability; and, more recently, environmental friendliness. The common perception of engineering design is often taken as that of converting a need - expressed as an abstract concept in terms of general functionality - into a product fulfilling that need, and its process involving the mapping of a specified function onto a realisable physical structure - the designed product.


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  • R H Bracewell
  • R V Chaplin
  • P M Langdon
  • M Li
  • V K Oh
  • J E E Sharpe
  • X T Yan

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