Knowledge-based system applications in engineering design. Research at MIT

Duvvuru Sriram, George Stephanopoulos, Robert Logcher, David Gossard, Nicolas Groleau, David Serrano, Dundee Navinchandra

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We describe several research projects that utilize knowledge-based techniques for design automation. These projects are (1) the Criteria Yielding, Consistent Labeling with Optimization and Precedents-Based System (CYCLOPS), which generates innovative designs by using a three-stage process: normal search, exploration, and adaptation; (2) the Concept Generator (CONGEN), which is a domain independent framework for conceptual or preliminary design; (3) Constraint Manager (CONMAN), which is a constraint-management system that performs the evaluation and consistency maintenance of constraints arising in design; (4) the distributed and integrated environment for computer-aided engineering (DICE), which facilitates coordination, communication, and control during the entire design and construction/manufacturing phases; and (5) DESIGN-KIT, which can be envisioned as a new generation of computer-aided engineering environment for process-engineering applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-96
Number of pages18
JournalAI Magazine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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