Layout Optimization of Shapeable Components With Extended Pattern Search Applied to Transmission Design

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Su Yin, Jonathan Cagan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Peter Hodges

Product Design Engineer, Vehicle Systems Engineering, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI 48121, USA

J. Mech. Des 126(1), 188-191 (Mar 11, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637663 History: Received April 01, 2001; Online March 11, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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The Original Transmission Layout–A Simplified Representation
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Two Solutions to the Transmission Layout Problem
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Shapeable Component Quadtree Representations: (a) No Interference before Scaling; (b) Interference after Scaling.
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An Automatic Transmission Assembly: (a) The Cross-Section View; (b) The Layout Space and Components.
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A Stick Diagram of Component Connections in a Transmission



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