A Novel Self‐Updating Design Method for Complex 3D Structures Using Combined Convolutional Neuron and Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks

Gu, Zewen and Hou, Xiaonan and Saafi, Mohamed and Ye, Jianqiao (2022) A Novel Self‐Updating Design Method for Complex 3D Structures Using Combined Convolutional Neuron and Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks. Advanced Intelligent Systems. ISSN 2640-4567

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Abstract

Mechanical design is one of the essential disciplines in engineering applications, while inspirations of design ideas highly depend on the ability and prior knowledge of engineers or designers. With the rapid development of machine learning (ML) techniques, artificial intelligence (AI)‐based design methods are promising tools for the design of advanced engineering systems. So far, there have been some studies of 2D patterns and structural designs based on ML techniques. However, a particular challenge remains in allowing complex 3D mechanical designs using ML techniques. Herein, a novel and experience‐free method to equip ML models with 3D design capabilities by combining a convolutional neuron network (CNN) with a deep convolutional generative adversarial network (DCGAN) is developed. The model directly receives 2D image‐based training data that define the complex 3D structures of a specific machine part. After the training process, an infinite number of new 3D designs can be generated by the proposed model, with their geometric and mechanical properties being accurately predicted at the same time. Moreover, the generated new designs can be fed back to expand the original input datasets for further ML model training and updating.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Advanced Intelligent Systems
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166929
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Deposited On:
07 Mar 2022 17:15
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Yes
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Published
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04 May 2022 02:47