Strategic Conceptual Design in Mechanism Synthesis
Research into the conceptual stage of design was motivated by the difficulties users experience with theoretically based CAD tools. Based on studies of protocols of mechanical design experts, we have developed a control strategy to aid problem formulation. This representation can accommodate the methods and operators needed for original mechanism design. We are now formulating these methods and operators and are developing techniques to implement them.
KeywordsDesign Technical Report Task Decomposition Output Motion Qualitative Simulation Critical Incident Technique
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