Cases in Evolutionary Design Processes

  • Dan Braha
  • Oded Maimon
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 17)


In Chapter 10, a design search algorithm was developed according to the evolutionary transformation process model presented in Chapter 6. The Design Search Algorithm is based on a set of production rules, and an AND/OR tree representation is used to search for a consistent (i.e., physically realizable) design solution. A prototype system, called CADAT, has been developed to implement the design decomposition framework. In this chapter, we illustrate the application of the Design Search Algorithm to several nontrivial, “real world” design problems.


Diesel Engine Central Processing Unit Front Wheel Rear Wheel Instruction Area 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Braha
    • 1
  • Oded Maimon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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