Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract — This article reflects a template-based design approach for modelling the design solution space of structural components. After discussing the theoretical background for knowledge-based design (KBD) and the classification of design templates in the field of KBD, the usefulness of templates in design of structural components is argued. In order to set-up the design solution space as large as possible and not to automate a single design, we follow the assumption that assembly structure and model structure have to be considered independently. This is mirrored in a case study where beam elements are aggregated to different frame structures.
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