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Intelligent Engineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks, Volume 16

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Cihan H. Dagli
Cihan H. Dagli
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Anna L. Buczak
Anna L. Buczak
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David L. Enke
David L. Enke
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Mark Embrechts
Mark Embrechts
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Okan Ersoy
Okan Ersoy
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ISBN-10:
0791802566
No. of Pages:
1000
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

This research proposes a design method that combines a probability based decision strategy and design grammars (production rules) into a “design agent” for system development. This decision strategy can be evolved by applying a genetic algorithm (GA) to facilitate the exploration of a multi-domain design space in a topologically open-ended manner, and still efficiently find appropriate design configurations. Probability based decision making is applied at each stage of topology development. A design of a low pass filter is used as a case study. Experimental results show that a design agent demonstrates steady performance in terms of the overall fitness of its designs. A superior design agent can easily produce designs of good quality and reach the best design.

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