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SYNTHESIS OF CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS FOR SENSORS USING SAPPHIRE-LITE

Sarkar, Biplab and Chakrabarti, Amaresh and Ananthasuresh, GK (2015) SYNTHESIS OF CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS FOR SENSORS USING SAPPHIRE-LITE. In: 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), JUL 27-31, 2015, Milan, ITALY.

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Abstract

The demand for variety of products and the shorter time to market is encouraging designers to adopt computer aided concept generation techniques. One such technique is being explored here. The present work makes an attempt towards synthesis of concepts for sensors using physical laws and effects as building blocks. A database of building blocks based upon the SAPPhIRE-lite model of causality is maintained. It uses composition to explore the solution space. The algorithm has been implemented in a web based tool. The tool generates two types of sensor designs: direct sensing designs and feedback sensing designs. According to the literature, synthesis using building blocks often lead to vague solutions principles. The current work tries to avoid uninteresting solutions by using some heuristics. A particularly novel outcome of the work described here is the generation of feedback based solutions, something not generated automatically before. A number of patent violations were observed with the set of generated concepts; thus emphasizing some amount of novelty in the designs.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the DESIGN SOC, UNIV STRATHCLYDE, DMEM, 75 MONTROSE ST, GLASGOW, GI 1XJ, ENGLAND
Keywords: Conceptual design; Computational design synthesis; Functional modelling; SAPPhIRE-lite; Feedback Sensor
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 06:02
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 06:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53059

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