Conceptual Design with the Use of Graph-Based Structures
The paper deals with using a visual language and graph-based structures to support the conceptual phase of designing. The design ontology-based visual language is composed of design diagrams. A symbolic representation of design structures in terms of ontological objects and relations between them is defined, and then mapped into diagrams by a given realization. Diagrams are automatically transformed into the corresponding graph-based data structures. The knowledge stored in the graph representation of diagrams is transformed into first-order logic formulas and allows the design supporting system to reason about created designs. The approach is illustrated by examples of designing transmission towers.
KeywordsTopological Optimization Atomic Formula Active Object Visual Language Transmission Tower
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