An algorithm for the optimal synthesis of complex function generators

Hong Sen Yan, Shen Tarng Chiou

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This article presents an effective algorithm for the optimum synthesis of complex function generators. Bagci's linear superposition technique is applied to obtain feasible initial estimates. In the optimum synthesis, the sum of squares of the structural errors at every design point is used as the objective function, subject to the constraints of the ratios of link lengths and the constraints of closure. Results are obtained by the constrained flexible polyhedron method. This algorithm can not only carry out the optimum synthesis effectively but also can get rid of the problems of branch defects and degeneracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Optimization
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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