Design Assistance System and Its Application 2012-01-0916
This article presents results of the Design Assistance System (DASY, will be referred to as a tool in this paper) development and examples of its application for engine concept modeling. The software tool for creating and maintaining knowledge database is being developed at the Czech Technical University in Prague. This tool is targeted to simplify and speed up the concept design process. The targets were met by providing the high level of flexibility along with a simple user interface. Two examples that show interaction of this tool with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software are presented. One example includes an optimization using implemented genetic algorithm. By using this tool, one can create templates for conserving the knowledge acquired during engine design in the past. It provides hints for the future design tasks by offering a data of similar designs, based on experiments and simulations at different levels of complexity and profoundness. It simultaneously assists in searching procedures suitable for engine optimization fulfilling different design, operation constraints and using different amounts of input data, available according to the current stage of the design.