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Computational Implementation and Tests of a Sequential Linearization Algorithm for Mixed-Discrete Nonlinear Design Optimization

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Han Tong Loh

Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

P. Y. Papalambros

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

J. Mech. Des 113(3), 335-345 (Sep 01, 1991) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912787 History: Received May 01, 1990; Online June 02, 2008

Abstract

A previous article gave the theoretical background and motivation for a new sequential linearization approach to the solution of mixed-discrete nonlinear optimal design problems. The present sequel article gives the implementation details of program MINSLIP based on this approach. Illustrative examples, modeling issues, and program parameter selection are discussed. A report on extensive computational results with test problems, as well as comparisons with other methods, shows advantages in both robustness and efficiency. Sample design applications are included.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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