Four bar mechanisms are basic components of many important mechanical devices. The kinematic synthesis of four bar mechanisms is a difficult design problem. A novel method that combines the genetic programming and decision tree learning methods is presented. We give a structural description for the class of mechanisms that produce desired coupler curves. Constructive induction is used to find and characterize feasible regions of the design space. Decision trees constitute the learning engine, and the new features are created by genetic programming.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2003|
- decision trees
- four bar mechanism synthesis
- genetic programming
- machine learning