DOMINIC: A DOMAIN-INDEPENDENT PROGRAM FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN.

Adele Howe, Paul R Cohen, John Dixon, Melvin Simmons

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Abstract

Dominic is a program that implements a domain-independent structure for solving mechanical engineering design problems. Given a problem, Dominic constructs an initial design and iteratively improves it using knowledge about the dependent relationship between the design goals and the design variables. In this paper, we describe Dominic's architecture, and demonstrate and analyze its performance on two classes of problems. Dominic designs by a cycle of evaluation and redesign. The evaluate-and-redesign cycle continues until the design is judged acceptable. Dominic has been tested in two domains: design of standard v-belt drive systems and design of aluminum extruded heat sinks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsD. Sriram, R. Adey
PublisherSpringer-Verlag, Berlin, West Ger & New
Pages289-299
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0905451473
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Howe, A., Cohen, P. R., Dixon, J., & Simmons, M. (1986). DOMINIC: A DOMAIN-INDEPENDENT PROGRAM FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. In D. Sriram, & R. Adey (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 289-299). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, West Ger & New.