RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Optimal Balancing of High-Speed Linkages Using Multiobjective Programming Techniques

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S. S. Rao

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

R. L. Kaplan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(4), 454-460 (Dec 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258754 History: Received July 09, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


The application of multiobjective optimization techniques to minimize the dynamic reactions of planar mechanisms is studied. A systems-oriented procedure, which can easily incorporate variable angular velocity input as well as joint friction and external loading, is used for the dynamic analysis of the mechanisms. Goal programming, goal attainment, and a combined bounded objective function/lexicographic method are outlined as solution procedures. These optimization methods are implemented using a computer program based on an exterior penalty function approach. An example four-bar linkage is considered for illustration and the results obtained with different methods of optimization are reportred. It is observed that the methods presented in this paper offer greater flexibility and wider application in the optimal balancing of high-speed linkages.

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