Function-Structure Collaborative Mapping Induced by Universal Triple I Systems

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1042)


The and/or/not function tree is one of the principal functional models of product concept design. How to model and solve the and/or/not function tree is a key issue in this field. In the past, it was mainly to establish a function tree by artificial means, and it was hard to get the desired effect. Aiming at this problem, a novel function tree modeling method is proposed based on the idea of fuzzy reasoning. Firstly, the function tree is extended to the scope of the fuzzy function tree. Secondly, starting from the universal triple I algorithm of fuzzy reasoning, the fuzzy system for fuzzy function tree modeling is constructed, which is infiltrated into the function-structure mapping of function tree modeling. Therefore, the function-structure collaborative mapping method based on the triple I system is proposed. Through the application examples of the magnetic levitation train, the effectiveness of the proposed method is confirmed, and the problem of function tree modeling is effectively solved, which promotes the development of product concept design.


Product conceptual design Collaboration Fuzzy reasoning Function tree 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61673156, 61672202, 61432004, U1613217, 61877016).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Affective Computing and Advanced Intelligent Machine, School of Computer and InformationHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina

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