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A Method of Optimum Design

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R. C. Johnson

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

J. Mech. Des 101(4), 667-673 (Oct 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454119 History: Received October 12, 1978; Online October 21, 2010

Abstract

Paper describes a method of optimum design (MOD) having many practical applications, particularly in mechanical engineering design. Topics covered for this MOD include its evolution, the basic procedural steps, classes of problems, some general strategy for execution, unique features, and limitations. Finally, several examples are presented which illustrate specifically some of the characteristics and features of this MOD.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Topics: Design
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