Searching for machine modularity using explorit

Victor Parque, Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi

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Modularity is vital to engineer complex products and machines. We assert that modularity can emerge in the context of desirable structures constrained to life cycle factors; and propose a method to evaluate machine modularity in the context of life cycle optimization. Experiments using explorit, a new and well suited global optimization algorithm, on fve relevant and divergent machine models show that it is possible to obtain tractable modules within the context of life cycle factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6974319
Pages (from-to)2599-2604
Number of pages6
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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