Novel approach to decomposition of design specifications and search for solutions
International Journal of Production Research
In this paper, design specifications are represented with an AND/OR tree. The logical tree allows for representation of alternative solutions in the process of formulating design specifications. Various approaches for search of the logical tree are discussed. A generalized search that is based on a set of production rules is used for decomposition of requirements and functions as well as matching the requirements with functions.
Published Article/Book Citation
International Journal of Production Research, 29:7 (1991) pp.1391-1406.