RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Optimal Mechanism Design Using the Gauss Constrained Method

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M. J. Paradis, K. D. Willmert

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(2), 187-196 (Jun 01, 1983) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258507 History: Received June 11, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


Presented in this paper is an optimization technique for solving problems with objective functions which are sums of squared quantities with linear constraints. The technique is based on Gauss’ unconstrained method, but is able to move along constraint surfaces in such a way that when the technique terminates, the Kuhn-Tucker conditions are satisfied. The resulting approach, called the Gauss constrained method, is shown to be very efficient and effective in solving problems with highly nonlinear objective functions often existing in mechanism design problems.

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