Pattern matching synthesis as an automated approach to mechanism design

D. A. Hoeltzel*, Wei-Hua Chieng

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A new knowledge-based approach for the synthesis of mechanisms, referred to as Pattern Matching Synthesis has been developed based on committee machine and Hopfield neutral network models of pattern matching applied to coupler curves. Computational tests performed on a dimensionally parameterized four bar mechanism have yielded 15 distinct coupler curve groups (patterns) from a total of 356 generated coupler curves. This innovative approach represents a first step toward the automation of mapping structure-to-function in mechanism design based on the application of artificial intelligence programming techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1989
EventAdvances in Design Automation - 1989 - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: 17 Sep 198921 Sep 1989


ConferenceAdvances in Design Automation - 1989
CityMontreal, Que, Can

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