RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

A Survey of Optimization of Mechanical Design

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A. Seireg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

J. Eng. Ind 94(2), 495-499 (May 01, 1972) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428181 History: Received June 07, 1971; Online July 15, 2010


This paper presents a review of some illustrative examples of the use of optimization techniques in the design of mechanical elements and systems. The cases cited include gears, bearings, dynamic systems, rotating discs, pressure vessels, shafts under bending and torsion, beams subjected to longitudinal impact, and problems of elastic contact and load distribution.

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