Simultaneous type and dimensional synthesis of articulated mechanisms for path-generation

Atsushi Kawamoto

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    This paper deals with a path-generation problem for articulated mechanisms using a truss-based ground-structure representation. The proposed method uses both cross-sectional areas and nodal positions as design variables and thus leads to a simultaneous type and dimensional synthesis. For the analysis part, it is essential to control the mechanism configurations so that the mechanism should stay within the same configuration space, thus stabilizing the optimization process and resulting in a realistic solution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. 17th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics
    Place of PublicationStockholm, Sweden
    Publication date2004
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event17th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 15 Oct 200416 Oct 2004
    Conference number: 17


    Conference17th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics
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