Ergonomic Chair Design by Fusing Qualitative and Quantitative Criteria using Interactive Genetic Algorithms

Brintrup, Alexandra, Ramsden, Jeremy, Takagi, Hideyuki and Tiwari, Ashutosh (2008) Ergonomic Chair Design by Fusing Qualitative and Quantitative Criteria using Interactive Genetic Algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 12 (3). pp. 343-354.

Abstract

This paper emphasizes the necessity of formally bringing qualitative and quantitative criteria of ergonomic design together, and provides a novel complementary design framework with this aim. Within this framework, different design criteria are viewed as optimization objectives, and design solutions are iteratively improved through the cooperative efforts of computer and user. The framework is rooted in multiobjective optimization, genetic algorithms, and interactive user evaluation. Three different algorithms based on the framework are developed, and tested with an ergonomic chair design problem. The parallel and multiobjective approaches show promising results in fitness convergence, design diversity, and user satisfaction metrics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Design optimization; Ergonomics; Interactive evolutionary computation; Multiobjective optimization
Subject(s): Complexity
Centre: CABDyN Complexity Centre
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 21:11
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2652

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