SEARCH ALGORITHM FOR SOLUTIONS WITH FUNCTIONAL, COMPLETELY DEFINED AND SURJECTIVE MAPPINGS,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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An investigation is made of a method for finding a solution satisfying a specified union of given conditions from a set of possible solutions related with conditions of correspondence. The article presents the basis of the search method, an example, and an ALGOL-60 program for performing the search. The algorithm applies to a class of problems in machine design. The steps taken in the computer program logic are described in sequence. An example is shown in which the search algorithm is applied to the selection of a special machinery clamp attachment from a catalog set of 22 possible attachments. The example demonstrates how the search procedure measures candidate parts according to the design criteria. A flow chart of the ALGOL program is given in macroscopic form.
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