Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cross-Over Vehicle; Design Language; Shape Grammars; Vehicle Design

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Cambridge University Press, All rights reserved.

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