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An expert system for preliminary numerical design modelling

MacCallum, K.J. and Duffy, A.H.B. (1987) An expert system for preliminary numerical design modelling. Design Studies, 8 (4). pp. 231-237. ISSN 0142-694X

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Abstract

This paper is based upon the premise that computers can do more than just 'number crunching' to assist a designer in his task. Key features of the design process where traditional computer-aided design (CAD) approaches have had limited success are presented. The approach of expert systems, which shows promise of assisting in these features, is outlined and a system based on this approach, DESIGNER, described. This system can be applied to any numerical design problem and is illustrated through an example from preliminary ship design.