Study Results from Honda Research Europe GmbH Provide New Insights into Data Mining (Shape mining: A holistic data mining approach for engineering design)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Data Mining have been published. According to news reporting originating from Offenbach, Germany, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Although the integration of engineering data within the framework of product data management systems has been successful in the recent years, the holistic analysis (from a systems engineering perspective) of multi-disciplinary data or data based on different representations and tools is still not realized in practice. At the same time, the application of advanced data mining techniques to complete designs is very promising and bears a high potential for synergy between different teams in the development process."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Honda Research Europe GmbH, "In this paper, we propose shape mining as a framework to combine and analyze data from engineering design across different tools and disciplines. In the first part of the paper, we introduce unstructured surface meshes as meta-design representations that enable us to apply sensitivity analysis, design concept retrieval and learning as well as methods for interaction analysis to heterogeneous engineering design data. We propose a new measure of relevance to evaluate the utility of a design concept. In the second part of the paper, we apply the formal methods to passenger car design. We combine data from different representations, design tools and methods for a holistic analysis of the resulting shapes. We visualize sensitivities and sensitive cluster centers (after feature reduction) on the car shape. Furthermore, we are able to identify conceptual design rules using tree induction and to create interaction graphs that illustrate the interrelation between spatially decoupled surface areas."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Shape data mining in this paper is studied for a multi-criteria aerodynamic problem, i.e. drag force and rear lift, however, the extension to quality criteria from different disciplines is straightforward as long as the meta-design representation is still applicable."
For more information on this research see: Shape mining: A holistic data mining approach for engineering design. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 2014;28(2):166-185. Advanced Engineering Informatics can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Advanced Engineering Informatics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622240)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Graening, Honda Res Inst Europe GmbH, Offenbach, Germany.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Offenbach, Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Data Mining
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