Title

Automating the Creation of Shape Grammar Rules

Abstract

Shape grammars have the potential to be used in many design applications. One of the most limiting factors is that, currently, a shape grammar must be created by an expert trained in the creation and usage of shape grammars. In this paper we describe how the rules for a shape grammar can be derived automatically. A statistical analysis of the design language produces fundamental shape chunks. These chunks then form the basis for the shape grammar rules. These rules are created objectively and automatically and fewer rules are needed to create a completed design. Additionally, the form of the rules encourages divergent designs. Unique concept vehicles are given as an example.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Shape Grammar Rules

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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