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Design Synthesis of Path Generating Compliant Mechanisms by Evolutionary Optimization of Topology and Shape

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Kang Tai, Guang Yu Cui, Tapabrata Ray

Center for Advanced Numerical Engineering Simulations, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore

J. Mech. Des 124(3), 492-500 (Aug 06, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1480818 History: Received April 01, 2001; Online August 06, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Design space with input/output regions shaded
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Deviation between desired and actual trajectories
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Definition of structural geometry by morphological scheme
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Thickness of “flesh” added to skeleton elements
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Description of information in the chromosome code
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Crossover operation on control point element position
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Crossover operation on input point element position
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Working principle of the evolutionary algorithm
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Design space definition
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Comparison between desired and actual trajectories (#1)
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Two sample designs from initial generation (trajectory #1)
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Evolution of designs (trajectory #1)
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Optimum design (trajectory #1)
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Comparison between desired and actual trajectories (#2)
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Two sample designs from initial generation (trajectory #2)
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Evolution of designs (trajectory #2)
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Optimum design (trajectory #2)

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