A functional basis for engineering design: Reconciling and evolving previous efforts
This paper seeks to reconcile and integrate two independent research efforts into a significantly evolved functional basis, and provides a mechanism for evaluating whether future revisions are needed to the functional basis and, if so, how to proceed.
Biologically Inspired Design
The discussion of general principles behind taking inspiration from a biological source and converting it into implementable engineering concepts using case-studies of bird- inspired robots, snake-inspired robots, and mastication robots are discussed.
A Validation Study of an Automated Concept Generator Design Tool
Both the qualitative and quantitative studies indicate that the Concept Generator is a promising first step toward the creation of an effective design tool for the conceptual phase of design.
A Computational Technique for Concept Generation
An automated concept generation tool that utilizes the repository of existing design knowledge to generate and evaluate conceptual design variants and produce numerous feasible concepts early in the design process.
Function-based, biologically inspired concept generation
- J. K. Nagel, R. Nagel, R. Stone, D. McAdams
- Computer ScienceArtificial intelligence for engineering design…
- 25 October 2010
This research presents a general method for functionally representing biological systems through systematic design techniques, leading to the conceptualization of biologically inspired engineering designs.
Concept Generation from the Functional Basis of Design
A concept generation algorithm that utilizes the Functional Basis and a web-based repository of existing design knowledge to generate and rank viable conceptual design variants early in the design process is presented.
A Quantitative Similarity Metric for Design-by-Analogy
In this paper, quantitative metrics are developed that allow designers to identify products that are similar in a manner critical to the success of a design, based on the functional similarity of products.
Exploring the Use of Functional Models in Biomimetic Conceptual Design
This paper presents the initial efforts of functional modeling biological systems and then transferring the principles of the biological system to an engineered system, and shows that unique creative engineered solutions can be generated through functional analogy with nature.
The effects of time and incubation on design concept generation
A Methodology for Model Selection in Engineering Design
This paper presents an approach for design model construction using utility theory and presents a method for proceeding in the reverse manner to determine the required goodness of a model.