Dominic

A Domain-Independent Program for Mechanical Engineering Design

Adele E. Howe, Paul R Cohen, John R. Dixon, Melvin K. Simmons

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Abstract

We describe an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program for mechanical engineering design. The program, called Dominic, characterizes design as best-first search through a space of possible designs. Dominic is a general architecture for a class of mechanical engineering design problems; within its redesign framework, in which a design is iteratively modified and improved, one can design a variety of mechanical devices. Dominic's performance on two design problems is evaluated, and a battery of experiments with Dominic is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalArtificial Intelligence in Engineering
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • knowledge-based systems
  • mechanical engineering design

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Dominic : A Domain-Independent Program for Mechanical Engineering Design. / Howe, Adele E.; Cohen, Paul R; Dixon, John R.; Simmons, Melvin K.

In: Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986, p. 23-28.

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Howe, Adele E. ; Cohen, Paul R ; Dixon, John R. ; Simmons, Melvin K. / Dominic : A Domain-Independent Program for Mechanical Engineering Design. In: Artificial Intelligence in Engineering. 1986 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 23-28.
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