—Designers often have difficulties in fulfilling rapid
conceptual design for complex products or system due to the
lack of sufficient multi-disciplinary well-structured and
well-evolved knowledge. Therefore, this paper presents a
knowledge-based multi-disciplinary system for the conceptual
design by reusing the knowledge and synthesizing the
evolutionary design methodology (EDM). With the system, the
designers can easily search the existing design data and
successful cases for reusing or evolving the functions and
parameters for the design to meet requirements.
—Conceptual design, evolutionary design
methodology, knowledge-based. multi-disciplinary system,
Minghui Li, Heming Zhang, Huachao Mao, Gongzhuang Peng, and Jiaxin
Zhao are with the CIMS, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University,
China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Minghui Li and Bing Tang are with the School of Mechanical Electronic
and Information Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology,
Cite:Minghui Li, Heming Zhang, Bing Tang, Huachao Mao, Gongzhuang Peng, and Jiaxin Zhao, "A Novel Rapid Conceptual Design Based on Knowledge Reuse and Evolution," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 367-371, 2014.