Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices

Joshua D. Summers, Noé Vargas-Hernández, Zuozhi Zhao, Jami J. Shah, Zoé Lacroix

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Abstract

Engineering design is focussed on the development of artifacts and systems to satisfy specified functions. Current CAD systems provide little support integrating the modeling of the function, behavior, and form of designed artifacts throughout the design process. The focus of this paper is to investigate four representations for use in function representation for conceptual design, embodiment design, and design for manufacturing. These four representations include: Graph Grammars, Exemplars, Bond Graphs, and Function Converters. It is shown that different representations are more suited for different phases of design depending upon required design tasks and for representing different types of function knowledge. Finally, an approach for integration of these representations is proposed, synthesizing a hybrid representation based upon the strengths of the four identified strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Pages165-178
Number of pages14
Volume1
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2001Sep 12 2001

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OtherProceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/9/019/12/01

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Summers, J. D., Vargas-Hernández, N., Zhao, Z., Shah, J. J., & Lacroix, Z. (2001). Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 165-178)

Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices. / Summers, Joshua D.; Vargas-Hernández, Noé; Zhao, Zuozhi; Shah, Jami J.; Lacroix, Zoé.

Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 1 2001. p. 165-178.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Summers, JD, Vargas-Hernández, N, Zhao, Z, Shah, JJ & Lacroix, Z 2001, Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices. in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. vol. 1, pp. 165-178, Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 9/9/01.
Summers JD, Vargas-Hernández N, Zhao Z, Shah JJ, Lacroix Z. Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 1. 2001. p. 165-178
Summers, Joshua D. ; Vargas-Hernández, Noé ; Zhao, Zuozhi ; Shah, Jami J. ; Lacroix, Zoé. / Comparative study of representation structures for modeling function and behavior of mechanical devices. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 1 2001. pp. 165-178
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