Computer-aided Polymer Design using Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Mark Porter and Mark Willis and Hugo Hiden",
  title =        "Computer-aided Polymer Design using Genetic
  institution =  "Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University",
  year =         "1996",
  address =      "UK",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  broken =       "",
  abstract =     "Developing new polymeric materials that satisfy bulk
                 property design objectives specified by an engineer is
                 of great importance. Industrial organisations, as well
                 as social and economic factors, have increased the
                 demand for new polymer technology which already
                 encompass; adhesives, fibres, paints, plastics,
                 rubbers, drugs, solvents, pesticides, refrigerants etc.
                 The conventional design procedure is to hypothesise a
                 candidate polymer, using expert knowledge. Next, the
                 polymer is synthesised and the material tested for
                 desired bulk properties and redesigned if it is not
                 acceptable. Since this iterative process may involve a
                 large set of candidate molecules, it may take
                 considerable periods of time and consequently large
                 capital expenditure. An alternative approach that
                 significantly reduces the time and money required to
                 design new polymers is highly desirable. Here, Computer
                 Aided Molecular Design (CAMD) using Genetic Programming
                 (GP) may provide an viable option, as the search
                 operation is automated, thus greatly increasing
  notes =        "MSword postscript not camptible with unix",
  size =         "4 pages",

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