1st Edition

Neurocomputing for Design Automation




ISBN 9780849320927
Published May 22, 1998 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

Neurocomputing for Design Automation provides innovative design theories and computational models with two broad objectives: automation and optimization.
This singular book:

  • Presents an introduction to the automation and optimization of engineering design of complex engineering systems using neural network computing
  • Outlines new computational models and paradigms for automating the complex process of design for unique engineering systems, such as steel highrise building structures
  • Applies design theories and models to the solution of structural design problems
  • Integrates three computing paradigms: mathematical optimization, neural network computing, and parallel processing
    The applications described are general enough to be applied directly or by extension to other engineering design problems, such as aerospace or mechanical design. Also, the computational models are shown to be stable and robust - particularly suitable for design automation of large systems, such as a 144-story steel super-highrise building structure with more than 20,000 members.
    The book provides an exceptional framework for the automation and optimization of engineering design, focusing on a new computing paradigm - neural networks computing. It presents the automation of complex systems at a new and higher level never achieved before.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Counter Propagation Neural Network in Structural Engineering
    Neural Dynamics Model for Structural Optimization - A Theory
    Application of the Neural Dynamics Model to the Plastic Design of Structures
    Nonlinear Neural Dynamics Model Optimization of Space Structures
    Hybrid CPN-Neural Dynamics Model for Discrete Optimization of Steel Structures
    Data Parallel Neural Dynamics Model for Design Optimization for Integrated Design of Large Steel Structures
    Distributed Neural Dynamics Algorithms for Optimization of Large Steel Structures
    References

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    "The authors show how these models can also be applied to aerospace, mechanical and electronic designs because these disciplines share two characteristics: they are open ended..."-Civil Engineering, February 1999