Title

Pushing the Limits of Vehicle Design: Utilizing a Parametric Shape Grammar to Explore Cross-Over Vehicle Concepts

Abstract

As consumers express a desire for vehicles that are useful for multiple purposes, automobile manufacturers are responding with vehicles that blur the distinctions between vehicle classes. By understanding the traditional classes, new cross-over vehicles can be developed. Parametric shape grammars offer the flexibility to create innovative new designs both within and across classes, while staying within appropriate form and functional constraints attributed to automobiles. Through the use of universal rules and the understanding of allowable parametric ranges, many novel cross-over vehicle concepts can easily be created.

Meeting Name

18th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Vehicles; Shapes; Automotive Design

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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