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RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation

A Flexible Optimization Procedure for Mechanical Component Design Based on Genetic Adaptive Search

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K. Deb, M. Goyal

Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, UP 208 016, India

J. Mech. Des 120(2), 162-164 (Jun 01, 1998) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826954 History: Received February 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007

Abstract

A flexible algorithm for solving nonlinear engineering design optimization problems involving zero-one, discrete, and continuous variables is presented. The algorithm restricts its search only to the permissible values of the variables, thereby reducing the search effort in converging near the optimum solution. The efficiency and ease of application of the proposed method is demonstrated by solving four different mechanical design problems chosen from the optimization literature. These results are encouraging and suggest the use of the technique to other more complex engineering design problems.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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