SOPHY – TOOL FOR STRUCTURAL SYNHTESIS OF CONCEPTUAL TECHNICAL SYSTEMS
The paper describes a method and a tool to support concept generation and its structural synthesis. The method includes automated generation of conceptual technical systems and their semi-automated structural synthesis. In the structural synthesis phase, the emphasis of the research is on structural visualization of automatically generated conceptual TS. Physical laws are used for description of automatically generated technical systems while the relations between parts of structure that contribute to realization of the functions are defined by basic schemata.