A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems

Mei Choo Ang, A. McKay, K. W. Ng

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Abstract

The task of designing product forms is becoming increasingly challenging as consumers demand visually pleasing products that meet functional requirements. Researchers have been working on product concept generation systems that support designers in exploring design spaces to produce large numbers of product concepts from which possible solutions can be selected and developed. Such systems typically utilize the searching capabilities of metaheuristic techniques to explore solution spaces and generate variations of product forms. Recent research work in this domain has focused on hybrid approaches that combine metaheuristic techniques with other methods such as shape description and neural network approaches. This paper provides a review of the application, effectiveness and prospects for these approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages4594-4602
Number of pages9
Volume383-390
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011 - Singapore
Duration: 16 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume383-390
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011
CitySingapore
Period16/9/1118/9/11

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Keywords

  • Generative systems
  • Metaheuristic
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ang, M. C., McKay, A., & Ng, K. W. (2012). A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 383-390, pp. 4594-4602). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 383-390). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.4594

A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems. / Ang, Mei Choo; McKay, A.; Ng, K. W.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 383-390 2012. p. 4594-4602 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 383-390).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ang, MC, McKay, A & Ng, KW 2012, A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 383-390, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 383-390, pp. 4594-4602, 2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011, Singapore, 16/9/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.4594
Ang MC, McKay A, Ng KW. A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 383-390. 2012. p. 4594-4602. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.4594
Ang, Mei Choo ; McKay, A. ; Ng, K. W. / A review of metaheuristic-based product concept generation systems. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 383-390 2012. pp. 4594-4602 (Advanced Materials Research).
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