Formal Engineering Design Synthesis: Formal Engineering Design Synt by Erik K. AntonssonFormal Engineering Design Synthesis: Formal Engineering Design Synt by Erik K. Antonsson

Formal Engineering Design Synthesis: Formal Engineering Design Synt

EditorErik K. Antonsson, Jonathan Cagan

Paperback | September 29, 2005

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In the early 1960s systematic techniques were introduced to guide engineers in producing high-quality designs. By the mid-1980s, these methods evolved from their informal guideline-like origins to more formal computable methods. Recently, highly automated design synthesis techniques have emerged. This timely work reviews the state of the art in formal design synthesis methods. It also provides an in-depth exploration of several representative projects in formal design synthesis and examines future directions in computational design synthesis research. The chapters are written by internationally renowned experts in engineering and architectural design.
Title:Formal Engineering Design Synthesis: Formal Engineering Design SyntFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.02 inPublished:September 29, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521017750

ISBN - 13:9780521017756


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Vitruvius redux: formalized design synthesis in architecture; 2. How to calculate with shapes; 3. Engineering shape grammars: where have we been and where are we going; 4. Creating structural configurations; 5. Microsystem design synthesis; 6. Function-based synthesis methods in engineering design: state-of-the-art, methods analysis, and visions for the future; 7. Artificial intelligence for design; 8. Evolutionary and adaptive synthesis methods; 9. Kinematic synthesis; 10. Systematic chemical process synthesis; 11. Synthesis of analog and mixed-signal integrated electronic circuits; 12. Mechanical design compilers; 13. Scientific discovery and inventive engineering design: cognitive and computational similarities; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'Formal Engineering Design Synthesis celebrates the sheer intellectual pleasure of design. Through rigour in theory and daring in application the articles in this book present an inspiring guide to state-of-the-art research.' Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design