Generic Evolutionary Design

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  author =       "P. J. Bentley and J. P. Wakefield",
  title =        "Generic Evolutionary Design",
  booktitle =    "Soft Computing in Engineering Design and
  year =         "1997",
  editor =       "Pravir K. Chawdhry and Rajkumar Roy and Raj K. Pant",
  publisher_address = "Godalming, GU7 3DJ, UK",
  month =        "23-27 " # jun,
  publisher =    "Springer-Verlag",
  pages =        "289--298",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-540-76214-0",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0427-8_31",
  size =         "10 pages",
  abstract =     "Generic evolutionary design means the creation of a
                 range of different designs by evolution. This paper
                 introduces generic evolutionary design by a computer,
                 describing a system capable of the evolution of a wide
                 range of solid object designs from scratch, using a
                 genetic algorithm.

                 The paper reviews relevant literature, and outlines a
                 number of advances necessitated by the development of
                 the system, including: a new generic representation of
                 solid objects, a new multiobjective fitness ranking
                 method, and variable-length chromosomes. A library of
                 modular evaluation software is also described, which
                 allows a user to define new design problems quickly and
                 easily by picking combinations of modules to guide the
                 evolution of designs.

                 Finally, the feasibility of generic evolutionary design
                 by a computer is demonstrated by presenting the
                 successful evolution of both conventional and
                 unconventional designs for a range of different
                 solid-object design tasks, e.g. tables, heatsinks,
                 prisms, boat hulls, aerodynamic cars.",
  notes =        "published 1998?",

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