An expert design environment for electrical devices and its engineering assistant

S. R.H. Hoole, A. Mascrenghe, K. Navukkarasu, K. Sivasubramaniam

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The authors present their conceptual design of an automated design environment for electric motors, its tools, and their implementation. From suitable specifications and requirements, the challenging automation of the initial stage of engineering design involves the use of heuristic and experiential knowledge of experts. This is followed by mathematical optimization of the initial design. The authors focus here on their knowledge-based engineering assistant that employs codified rules of the National Electrical Manufacturers' Association.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1693-1696
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Automation
  • Knowledge
  • Logic
  • Motors
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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