USE OF KNOWLEDGE TWISTING FOR SYNTHESIS OF ALTERNATIVE ELEMENTARY SOLUTIONS
There is a positive correlation between the number of generated alternative product concepts and their quality, so it makes sense to seek formal methods that will enable the generation of alternative solutions. The crucial property of these methods should be the generation of a large number of alternative solutions without a combinatorial explosion. This paper presents a method that does not require a prior synthesis of function structure to describe the functioning of a future product in component-neutral terms. In this way, we can avoid problems related to function structure that is synthesized in advance. Empirical analysis has shown that the use of this method does not lead to a combinatorial explosion.