Knowledge based dwell mechanism assistant designer

D. Rosen, D. Riley, Arthur G Erdman

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A knowledge based dwell mechanism design program has been developed on the premise that mechanism design can be considered as an example of general mechanical design. The program, called DWELL-ASSIST, was built using a knowledge based system shell, MIDAS, developed to embody a new theory of conceptual and preliminary design. Based on required dwell and entire-motion characteristics, plus any designer preferences, DWELL-ASSIST proposes mechanism types and synthesis methods, in the context of pre-specified ″problem statements,″ which the program judges to be compatible with the problem requirements. DWELL-ASSIST can choose from among cam, geared, and linkage mechanisms and among path curvature, precision-point, optimization, and other specialized synthesis methods in its search for solutions. DWELL-ASSIST has the capability of developing these chosen solutions and evaluating them based on problem requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988 - Kissimmee, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 28 1988


OtherTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988
CityKissimmee, FL, USA


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