This paper presents a methodology for the design evolution of engineering systems, with a mechatronic emphasis. The developed approach specifically integrates machine health monitoring and an expert system and carries out the design evolution of a multidomain dynamic system using bond graph modeling and genetic programming. The evolution of a bond graph model of a mechatronic system through genetic programming enables the exploration of the design space, thereby generating a global optimum design solution in an automated manner. Domain knowledge and expertise are used to control the design exploration and to restrict it only to a meaningful design space. As an illustrative example, the developed methodology is applied to redesign the electrohydraulic manipulator of an existing industrial fish processing machine.
A System Framework With Online Monitoring and Evaluation for Design Evolution of Engineering Systems
Gamage, L. B., and de Silva, C. W. (September 1, 2010). "A System Framework With Online Monitoring and Evaluation for Design Evolution of Engineering Systems." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. September 2010; 10(3): 034501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3462919
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