Matlab’s GA and Optimization Toolbox: A Fourbar Mechanism Application

Matlab’s GA and Optimization Toolbox: A Fourbar Mechanism Application

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Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Engineering, Nanotechnology
  • Publisher's keywords: Four bar mechanism, Mechanism synthesis, Optimization, Genetic algorithm
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF
  • Time From Submission to Publication: 4

AUTHORS

    L.C. Dülger*| Gaziantep University, Faculty of Eng., Mech. Eng. Dept., Gaziantep/TURKEY, H. Erdoğan| Turkish Railway Corporation, Adana/TURKEY, M.E. Kütük| Gaziantep University, Faculty of Eng., Mech. Eng. Dept., Gaziantep/TURKEY

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ABSTRACT

This study presents an optimization approach for synthesis of planar mechanisms. A four bar mechanism is chosen for an application example. This mechanism is studied with the constraints assigned. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is applied during optimization study. GA in Optimization Toolbox is then compared with nonlinear constrained numerical optimization command; fmincon in Matl ab©. Different case studies are performed by considering different target points. These mechanisms are drawn using Excel© spread sheet to see their animations. An optimization example is presented here. Performances of both algorithms are then compared in terms of coupler curves precision points. Their use in designing a four bar mechanism is explored for its further use.

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