RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

A Maximal Activity Principle for Eliminating Overconstrained Optimization Cases

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D. J. Wilde

Mechanical Engineering Design, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(3), 312-314 (Sep 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258732 History: Received June 12, 1985; Online November 19, 2009


In searching for an optimum by examining assignments of active constraints, one wishes to avoid assignments with no solution. A simple Maximal Activity Principle is stated to detect situations in which some subset of constraints has too few variables. The principle is illustrated on a well-known weldment design problem.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Topics: Design , Optimization
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