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The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms

Bentley, Peter J. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (1995) The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms. In: Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications, 1995. GALESIA. First International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 414). IEEE, London, pp. 412-418. ISBN 0-85296-650-4

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    This paper describes an attempt to enable computers to generate truly novel conceptual
    designs of solid objects by using genetic
    algorithms (GAs). The current capabilities of
    the system are illustrated by the example of
    designing a table. Each individual table has its
    functionality specified by an explicit objective
    function, which is utilised by GAs to evolve
    candidate designs. These designs are represented using spatial partitions of 'stretched cubes'. The effect that varying the number of spatial partitions in each design has on evolution is investigated. Additionally, a method of producing symmetrical designs is explored.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    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 08:43
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 10:38


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