Multi-agent based architecture supporting collaborative product lightweight design

Zheng Liu, Fuyuan Xu, Kai Pan, Xinjian Gu, Yongwei Zhang

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Abstract

Increasingly notable environmental problems facilitate more and more considerable emphasis all over the world on them that will somewhat effectively be reduced by less utilization of raw materials. Aiming at diminishing using materials and hence resulting in delicate environment, product lightweight design, indirectly promoting economic and social interest, is developed and refined with multi-agent support in this paper. Not only involving in performance parameter designing, such lightweight design also consider environmental influence, manufacturability and maintainability in the product life cycle, therefore being a collaborative design process with multi-objective optimization and iterative repetition. Firstly, multi-agent based architecture supporting collaborative product lightweight design is put forward, including detailed description of structural composition. Secondly, the core agent-CAX Agent-is introduced thoroughly. Finally, self-adjusting arm shell, as a case study, is redesigned and implemented with such collaborative architecture to validate the operation process of lightweight design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer, Informatics, Cybernetics and Applications - Proceedings of the CICA 2011
Pages839-847
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer, Informatics, Cybernetics and Applications 2011, CICA 2011 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume107 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer, Informatics, Cybernetics and Applications 2011, CICA 2011
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period13/09/1116/09/11

Keywords

  • Agent
  • Lightweight design
  • Multi-agent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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