Extension classification method for low-carbon product cases

Yanwei Zhao, Shedong Ren, Huanhuan Hong, Hongwei Wang

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    In product low-carbon design, intelligent decision systems integrated with certain classification algorithms recommend the existing design cases to designers. However, these systems mostly dependent on prior experience, and product designers not only expect to get a satisfactory case from an intelligent system but also hope to achieve assistance in modifying unsatisfactory cases. In this article, we proposed a new categorization method composed of static and dynamic classification based on extension theory. This classification method can be integrated into case-based reasoning system to get accurate classification results and to inform designers of detailed information about unsatisfactory cases. First, we establish the static classification model for cases by dependent function in a hierarchical structure. Then for dynamic classification, we make transformation for cases based on case model, attributes, attribute values, and dependent function, thus cases can take qualitative changes. Finally, the applicability of proposed method is demonstrated through a case study of screw air compressor cases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    JournalAdvances in Mechanical Engineering
    Issue number5
    Early online date20 May 2016
    Publication statusPublished - May 2016


    • Classification
    • extension theory
    • dependent function
    • transformation
    • low-carbon design


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