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Title: Shape modification using genetic algorithms
Authors: Case, Keith
Graham, Ian J.
Wood, R.L.
Keywords: Shape modification
Genetic algorithms
Evolutionary design
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Sage (was Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd) / © IMechE
Citation: CASE, K., GRAHAM, I.J. and WOOD, R.L., 2004. Shape modification using genetic algorithms. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B - Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 218 (7), pp.827-832
Abstract: This paper describes research into the use of a genetic algorithm within a computer aided design tool. The genetic algorithm allows the evolution of shape aspects of designs against a subjective rating carried out by the designer. Shapes considered by the designer to contain pleasing characteristics are used to generate subsequent generations of different, but related, shapes. A genetic data structure made up of chromosomes is briefly described along with the methods used to evolve new generations of objects using reproduction methods involving crossover of chromosomes and the chance of mutation. Examples are given where the technique is used to generate ‘animal sculptures’, product concepts and a variety of concepts for seating.
Description: This paper is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/095440540421800716
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18069
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095440540421800716
ISSN: 0954-4054
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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