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Generic Representation of Solid-Object Geometry for Genetic Search

Bentley, Peter J. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (1996) Generic Representation of Solid-Object Geometry for Genetic Search. Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 11 (3). pp. 153-161. ISSN 1093-9687

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    This paper examines the first stage of using genetic algorithms in design - how to encode designs as chromosomes. Generic representations capable of describing the geometry of any solid object to eliminate the unnecessary duplication of work at this stage are explored. A suitable low-parameter spatial partitioning representation is then proposed, using partitions consisting of six-sided polyhedra intersected by planes. Finally, the coding of the representation is examined, with the conclusion that allelic coding with control
    genes and user-definable fixed-value alleles
    would provide the most flexible system.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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    Depositing User: Jonathan Wakefield
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 08:50
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 10:36


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