Some Results in Optimization of Nonhierarchic Systems

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J. Pan, A. R. Díaz

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

J. Mech. Des 112(3), 399-405 (Sep 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912621 History: Revised November 01, 1989; Online June 02, 2008


Practical difficulties that are inherent to the solution of optimization problems by nonhierarchic decomposition are discussed. The study is motivated by design problems that require the optimization of a system comprised of several, tightly coupled subsystems or components. A strategy for the optimization of such problems is presented. Examples are provided for illustration.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Optimization , Design
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