Grammatical evolution of technical processes

Stanković, Tino and Shea, Kristina and Štorga, Mario and Marjanović, Dorian (2009) Grammatical evolution of technical processes. = Grammatical evolution of technical processes. In: 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009, 30.08-02.09.2009., San Diego, CA; United States.

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In the teleological sense, people design new products in order to meet market demands and societal needs and by fulfilling these, they push the boundaries of technical evolution. These demands and needs are met by means of a technical process (TP) inside which the operands are transformed to achieve desired state. If the problem of search for suitable optimal technologies required for the operand transformation within the TP can be tackled computationally, then the transformation alternatives can be obtained in an expedient fashion with the probability of the generation of novel alternatives. The approach considered within this paper proposes a grammatical evolution (GE) based method for the search and optimization of technical processes. The breakdown of the TP as a black-box concept into a system of interrelated sub-processes and operations is done according to the formalized knowledge inside the set of production rules of the Backus-Naur form (BNF). Once the breakdown procedure has produced a state composed solely of terminals, the specification of the needed effects required for establishing the product function structure is complete. This paper presents the breakdown of the TP of tea-brewing as an example. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): Black boxes; Grammatical evolution; Market demand; New product; Optimal technology; Product functions; Production rules; Technical evolution; Technical process; Technical systems; Computational grammars; Conceptual design; Optimization; Biology
Divisions: 100 Department of Design > 110 Chair of Design
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 08:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 13:54

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