Goal programming approach for the balancing of variable input speed mechanisms

R. L. Kaplan, S. S. Rao

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The minimization of the dynamic reactions of highspeed, variable input speed planar mechanisms is considerl'Jusing multiobjectivc nonlinear programming techniques. Ageneral procedure, which can easily incorporate variableangular velocity input, joint friction and external loading, isused for the dynamic analyis of the mechanisms. A goalprogramming approach is outlined for the solution of theoptimization problE!m. This procedure is coupled with anexterior penalty function approach in developing thenecessary computer program. An example four-bar linkage isconsidered for illustration. It is observed that the approachpresented in this paper offers greater flexibility and widrapplication in the optimal balancing of high speed linkages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign Methods, Computer Graphics, and Expert
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780791897737
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 27 1987Sep 30 1987

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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