RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

The “Weighted Composite Life” Problem

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M. A. Townsend

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 37235

J. Mech. Des 104(4), 844-848 (Oct 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256446 History: Received June 29, 1981; Online November 17, 2009


A problem class is identified and characterized: The problem is to optimally select variables of a multi-segment activity or design where there is an overall limiting constraint. A number of problems have been individually solved, but it is shown that a wide variety of practical problems can be formulated thusly and that a general solution technique is effective.

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