In the push for new vehicle designs, the distinctions between vehicle classes are quickly becoming blurred. We use shape grammars to quantify the differences between vehicle classes through the application of class-specific rules and the constraint of rule applications to within parametric ranges determined for each class. This allows for the development of new vehicle forms that clearly fall within a class or purposefully cross over the boundaries of classes and mix rules and ranges to create unique and interesting cross-over vehicles.
S. D. Orsborn et al., "Creating Cross-Over Vehicles: Defining and Combining Vehicle Classes using Shape Grammars," Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Cambridge University Press, Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0890060406060185
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Cross-Over Vehicle; Design Language; Shape Grammars; Vehicle Design
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