An Empirical Study of Synthesis of Multiple State Devices by Engineering Designers

Somasekhara Rao T and Amaresh Chakrabarti

ABSTRACT: Automated synthesis of mechanical designs is an important step towards the development of an intelligent CAD system. Research into methods for supporting conceptual design using automated synthesis has attracted much attention in the past decades. The research work presented here is based on an empirical study of the process of synthesis of multiple state mechanical devices. As a background to the work, the paper explores concepts of what mechanical device, state, single state and multiple state are, and in the context of the above observational studies, attempts to identify the outstanding issues for supporting multiple state synthesis of mechanical devices.

KEYWORDS: Automated Synthesis, Multiple State, Design, Mechanical Device

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