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University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
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IJMO 2017 Vol.7(3): 134-138 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2017.V7.572

Multi-criteria Optimization of the Mechanical Systems by Virtual Prototyping Tools

Cătălin Alexandru
Abstract—The work approaches the multi-criteria optimization with design constraints of the mechanical systems by using virtual prototyping software environment. The optimization problem is formulated in the following way: to find the optimal values of the independent design variables, defined by upper and lower bounds, with the view to minimize or maximize the design cost function (i.e. design objective), which is subject to equations of state for the mechanical systems, and design constraints. The application is developed for the hood folding mechanism of a storage container, the optimization process being configured by one design objective, and three design constraints that cover the whole range motion of the folding mechanism. The virtual prototyping environment ADAMS of MSC Software has been used for the modeling, simulation, and optimization of the mechanical system.

Index Terms—Mechanical system, optimization, design objective, design constraint, virtual prototyping.

C. Alexandru is with the Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment Department, Transilvania University of Braşov, 500036 Braşov, Romania (e-mail: calex@unitbv.ro).


Cite: Cătălin Alexandru, "Multi-criteria Optimization of the Mechanical Systems by Virtual Prototyping Tools," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 134-138, 2017.

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