Optimal Design Using Chaotic Descent Method

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Vojin Jovanovic

Design & Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030e-mail: fractal97@hotmail.com

Kazem Kazerounian

Dept. of Mech. Eng., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269e-mail: kazem@engr.uconn.edu

J. Mech. Des 122(3), 265-270 (May 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287498 History: Received May 01, 1998
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Grahic Jump Location
Basin of attraction for NR method for f(z)=z3−z
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One-dimensional search through the variable space
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Cutting the basins of attraction formed by CG method
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3-D view of the objective function F(x1,x2)
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Desired global solution



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