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Title: Method for automatic generation of optimal space frame
Authors: Wong, SYS
Chan, KCC 
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2011
Source: US Patent 8,050,894 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2011. How to cite?
Abstract: Space frames consist of combination of one or more basic modules to function as a decorative feature or a building element in architectural design. There are certain aesthetic criteria to meet on the design of a basic space frame module; space frame module, geometric regularity, and dimension regularity for all the angles and lengths between edges. Designers exercise their own creativity to develop space frame modules base on these criteria. The present invention relates to a hybrid algorithm based on evolutionary algorithm for graph encoding scheme (EAGES) and genetic algorithm (GA) to evolve the design automatically in relative small number of generations. The hybrid algorithm is a tool to architects and designers to rapidly produce aesthetically pleasing designs with the resources available to them.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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