An innovative approach has been developed for discovering better design methodologies that is based on simulating the design process using a multi-agent system that mimics the behavior of a design team. The system implements a knowledge-based model of design in which highly specialized knowledge from expert sources is applied to synthesize a design. The… (More)
The current methodologies for multidisciplinary product design are based on compromising between different disciplines rather than integrating them. These methodologies do not use a systematic and holistic approach to the problem of multidisciplinary design and thus are piecemeal rather than comprehensive. This paper presents a new approach to producing… (More)
In this paper we present an AI-based approach for the discovery of design methodologies for multidisciplinary design situations. The approach is based on simulating the design process using a multi-agent system that mimics the behavior of the design team. The system activates the pieces of design knowledge when they become applicable. The use of knowledge… (More)
This paper describes research in progress whose goal is to synthesize design method-ologies for rapid product development in multidisciplinary design situations. The potential outcome is superior design methodologies that facilitate integration and collaboration between different disciplines, conduct design tasks concurrently, and apply to a wide range of… (More)
Introduction The scope of this research is the multidisciplinary design of engineered systems. The research aims to develop and explore a new approach to discovering design methodologies for multi-disciplinary design problems. The objective is to demonstrate the generation of specific design meth-odologies using that approach.