Small-Scale Design Optimization Using an Interactive Minicomputer

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J. Ellis

Department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Salford, U.K.

J. Mech. Des 102(3), 524-528 (Jul 01, 1980) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254779 History: Received June 16, 1978; Online November 17, 2009


This paper offers a new approach to small-scale design optimization which combines the philosophy of R. C. Johnson’s Method of Optimum Design with the use of a relatively simple and concise direct search strategy implemented on a minicomputer. The procedure is illustrated through the solution of a previously published problem involving the maximization of the reflector saving in the design of a reflected spherical core nuclear reactor.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Topics: Design , Optimization
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