A Grammar-Based Model for the Mass Customisation of Chairs: Modelling the Optimisation Part

Mário Barros, José Pinto Duarte, B. M. Chaparro

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Abstract

This research presents a methodology to develop and implement a generative design system as the technological model for mass customisation in the furniture industry. The generative design system comprises two subsystems that permit the generation and the evaluation of customised designs within a predefined design language. The shape generation subsystem is defined by shape grammars and parametric design models. The shape evaluation subsystem encompasses simulation and optimisation to guarantee the structural feasibility of the customised designs under operating conditions. This paper focuses on the modelling activities regarding the constitution of the optimisation part of the shape evaluation subsystem. Structural optimisation using simulated annealing is applied to assist the designer in the automatic search for an optimal grammar-based detailed solution. The theoretical model is illustrated by its application to a symbolic mass production problem: Thonet bentwood chairs, which were changed to comply with the mass customisation paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-898
Number of pages24
JournalNexus Network Journal
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Mass Customization
Grammar
Subsystem
Optimization
Modeling
System Design
Evaluation
Parametric Design
Structural Optimization
Simulated Annealing
Model
Theoretical Model
Structural optimization
Paradigm
Industry
Simulated annealing
Customization
Methodology
Design
Simulation

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  • Architecture
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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