Optimization of Machine Tools a Mixed-Discrete-Continuous Problem

  • M. Weck
  • G. Kölsch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 42)


In the field of machine tools the combined use of the Finite Element Met-hod and powerful optimization algorithms allows to design machines which are di-stinguished by an optimal stress distribution on fillets, maximum stiffness at the point of processing, or minimum weight of machine components which have to be highly acceberated. The lecture gives an insight into the specific problems and introduces program being used for mixed-discrete-continuous optimization problems.


Machine Tool Design Variable Shell Element Structural Weight Structural Optimization Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Weck
    • 1
  • G. Kölsch
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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