RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Optimization Technology as Applied to Mechanism Design

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R. L. Fox

Solid Mechanics, Structures and Mechanical Design, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

K. C. Gupta

Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 657-663 (May 01, 1973) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438206 History: Received March 02, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


The purpose of this paper is to provide a review and summary of the relationship between optimization methods (mathematical programming) and mechanism synthesis. These applications are discussed and existing work reviewed. An outline of the more developed mathematical programming areas is given and a bibliography is provided.

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