Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

The Table: An Illustration of Evolutionary Design using Genetic Algorithms

By Peter J. Bentley and Jonathan P. Wakefield


This paper describes an attempt to enable computers to generate truly novel conceptual\ud designs of solid objects by using genetic\ud algorithms (GAs). The current capabilities of\ud the system are illustrated by the example of\ud designing a table. Each individual table has its\ud functionality specified by an explicit objective\ud function, which is utilised by GAs to evolve\ud candidate designs. These designs are represented using spatial partitions of 'stretched cubes'. The effect that varying the number of spatial partitions in each design has on evolution is investigated. Additionally, a method of producing symmetrical designs is explored

Topics: T1, QA75, TA
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 1995
OAI identifier:

Suggested articles


  1. 10 Experiment 5: evolved design symmetrical in x = 0 Fig. 12 Experiment 6: evolved design symmetrical
  2. (1993). A Genetic Algorithm based Preliminary Design System. doi
  3. (1975). Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems. doi
  4. (1992). Darwin's continent cycle theory and its simulation by the Prisoner's Dilemma, Conf.
  5. (1992). Evolutionary Art and Computers.
  6. (1994). Generic Representation of Solid Object Geometries for Genetic Search. Microcomputers in Civil Engineering doi
  7. (1991). Real-coded Genetic Algorithms, Virtual Alphabets, and Blocking.
  8. (1986). The Blind Watchmaker . Longman Scientific &
  9. (1995). The Evolution of Solid Object Designs using Genetic Algorithms.
  10. (1994). The Integration of Adaptive Search Techniques with Current Engineering Design Practice.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.