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Using genetic algorithms for the optimization of mechanisms

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Abstract

This work examines the possibility of using genetic algorithms for the optimization of the loads transmitted in mechanisms. The variables of design are the relative positions of the various connections, considered in a comparative manner. The minimization of the loads transmitted in the connections is achieved by optimizing the respective positions of those lead to less expensive solutions for bearings and sections of beams. The examples show that using this stochastic method is an efficient way to minimize loads in mechanisms.

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Correspondence to Jean-Luc Marcelin.

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Marcelin, J. Using genetic algorithms for the optimization of mechanisms. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 27, 2–6 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-004-2162-z

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Keywords

  • Genetic algorithms
  • Mechanisms
  • Optimization