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Interdisciplinary approach for simulation of starting points for optical and architectural design

Irina L. Livshits, Alexander S. Glebovskyi, Marina V. Protsuto and Svetlana L. Volkova


Modern science becomes more complex day after day. Besides, there appeared many unpredictable links between different subjects, which we never expected to be connected. This is called ‘interdisciplinary’ science. For example, just occasionally we found common points in the simulation of the starting input for optical and architectural design, and moreover, we discovered a lot of similar procedures in both of them. Basing on the analysis of these two fields of knowledge, as well as using optical expert and architectural expert evaluations, we propose an approach to build a heuristic algorithm for computer aided design in these two fields. Later, we expect that it grows into a set of expert systems under the roof of artificial intelligence. We see in the near future a prospective of using new technology in design–building information modeling, which could be expanded from architectural design to optical design, etc. Besides, this is our first experience in this field. We consider that it is possible to widen it further to other subjects. The main ideas of this approach are presented.


The authors would like to thank Dr. Alexander Petukhov for his great help in preparing this paper.


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Received: 2018-11-26
Accepted: 2019-02-28
Published Online: 2019-04-01
Published in Print: 2019-04-24

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