Pattern matching synthesis as an automated approach to mechanism design

D. A. Hoeltzel, W. H. 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 neural 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-Tofunction in mechanism design based on the application of artificial intelligence programming techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Aided and Computational Design
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780791803677
StatePublished - 1989
EventASME 1989 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1989 - Montreal, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 198921 Sep 1989

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1989 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1989
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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