Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2014 Vol.13, No.2/3

 

 

Title: Mechanism synthesis: a comparison of adaptive and traditional approaches

 

Authors: Jonathan A. Feldman; Ben J. Hicks; Glen Mullineux

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

 

Abstract: Mechanism synthesis is a critical step in the design of mechanisms. It can be formulated as an optimisation problem and ways to solve this have been the subject of much recent research. Approaches based on adaptive computing have been proposed. A comparison of these with the traditional approaches is made by considering case study examples, based on four bar mechanisms, and comparing the results obtained by traditional means with those recently published for the adaptive approaches. The traditional approaches perform at least as well as the others and involve a simpler and more intuitive problem formulation.

 

Keywords: design optimisation; mechanism design; mechanism synthesis; path matching.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2014.060308

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2014 Vol.13, No.2/3, pp.216 - 241

 

Date of acceptance: 12 Sep 2013
Available online: 09 Apr 2014

 

 

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