Optimal Design of Mechanical Systems with Intermittent Motion.
Final technical rept., May 75-May 76,
IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DIV OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING
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This report treats the optimal design of mechanical systems which exhibit intermittent motion. Sensitivity of cost and constraintfunctions to changes in design are obtained by applying theorems from the calculus of variations and by using first-order approximations of functions appearing in the problem. A steepest descent method is used to obtain the optimum solution. The general method developed here is applied to a one degree of freedom vibration absorber, and to a three degree of freedom multi-mass, cammed mechanical system. Numerical results for these problems are presented and discussed. Author
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Machinery and Tools