Integrated optimal design of planar mechanisms using fuzzy theories

A. K. Dhingra, Singiresu S Rao

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A new integrated approach to the design of high speed planar mechanisms is presented. The resulting nonlinear programming formulation combines both the kinematic and dynamic synthesis aspects of mechanism design. The multiobjective optimization techniques presented in this work facilitate the design of a linkage to meet several kinematic and dynamic design criteria. The method can be used for motion, path, and function generation problems. The nonlinear programming formulation also permits the imposition of constraints to eliminate solutions which possess undesirable kinematic and motion characteristics. To model the vague and imprecise information in the problem formulation, the tools of fuzzy set theory have been used. A method of solving the resulting fuzzy multiobjective problem using mathematical programming techniques is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
Editionpt 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Design Automation - 1989 - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: Sep 17 1989Sep 21 1989


OtherAdvances in Design Automation - 1989
CityMontreal, Que, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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