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Shape modification using genetic algorithms

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posted on 29.06.2015 by Keith Case, Ian Graham, Robert Wood
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.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART B-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE

Volume

218

Issue

7

Pages

827 - 832 (6)

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

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Sage (was Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd) / © IMechE

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2004

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This paper is closed access.

ISSN

0954-4054

Language

en

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