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The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms

Bentley, PJ; Wakefield, J; (1995) The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms. In: First International Conference on Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications: GALESIA: 12-14 September 1995. (pp. 412 - 418). Institution of Electrical Engineers: London, UK.

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Abstract

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.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms
ISBN:0852966504
DOI:10.1049/cp:19951084
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp:19951084
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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