Artificial Intelligence in Design

  • D. T. Pham

Part of the Artificial Intelligence in Industry Series book series (AI INDUSTRY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Concepts and Techniques

  3. Component and Product Design

  4. Process Design

  5. Tooling Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-317
    2. I. Pillinger, P. Hartley, C. E. N. Sturgess, T. A. Dean
      Pages 319-341
    3. A. Y. C. Nee, A. N. Poo
      Pages 343-370
    4. D. T. Pham, A. de Sam Lazaro
      Pages 371-386
  6. Systems Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-389
    2. Li Congxin, Huang Shuhuai, Wang Yungan
      Pages 391-413
    3. B. R. McGuire, W. G. Wee
      Pages 415-435
    4. A. Kusiak, S. S. Heragu
      Pages 437-463
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 493-499

About this book


Computers have been employed for some time in engineering design mainly as numerical or graphical tools to assist analysis and draughting. The advent of the technology of artificial intelligence and expert systems has enabled computers to be applied to less deterministic design tasks which require symbolic manipulation and reasoning, instead of only routine number processing. This book presents recent examples of such applications, focusing on mechanical and manufacturing design. The term 'design' is interpreted here in its wider sense to include creative activities such as planning. The book covers a wide spectrum of design operations ranging from component and product design through to process, tooling and systems design. Its aim is to expose researchers, engineers and engineering designers to several developments in the emerging field of intelligent CAD and to alert them of the possibilites and opportunities in this exciting field.


artificial intelligence engineering design expert system intelligence manufacturing product design

Editors and affiliations

  • D. T. Pham
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical, Electronic and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74356-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74354-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0058
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