Application of the emergent design system to a large-scale design object for its construction

Koichiro Sato, Yoshiki Ujiie, Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

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In the early design process, it is difficult to apply the conventional engineering design method from the necessity of the setting of the objective function. Therefore, in the past study, the emergent design system which is applicable for the early design process is proposed, and in an application to the design object without connectivity number in the form generation space and with number of elements of about 104, effectiveness of deriving diverse design solutions using this system is indicated. In this study, we applied this system to a large-scale design object (a body in white) that has one or more connectivity number in the form generation space and number of elements of 10s or more, and it contributed to construction of this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1806-1811
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number754
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun


  • Body in white
  • Diverse design solutions
  • Emergent design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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