Combining Structural Analysis and Multi-Objective Criteria for Evolutionary Architectural Design

  • Jonathan Byrne
  • Michael Fenton
  • Erik Hemberg
  • James McDermott
  • Michael O’Neill
  • Elizabeth Shotton
  • Ciaran Nally
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6625)

Abstract

This study evolves and categorises a population of conceptual designs by their ability to handle physical constraints. The design process involves a trade-off between form and function. The aesthetic considerations of the designer are constrained by physical considerations and material cost. In previous work, we developed a design grammar capable of evolving aesthetically pleasing designs through the use of an interactive evolutionary algorithm. This work implements a fitness function capable of applying engineering objectives to automatically evaluate designs and, in turn, reduce the search space that is presented to the user.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Byrne
    • 1
  • Michael Fenton
    • 1
  • Erik Hemberg
    • 1
  • James McDermott
    • 1
  • Michael O’Neill
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Shotton
    • 1
  • Ciaran Nally
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Computing Research & Applications GroupUniversity College DublinIreland

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