COPES - A Fortran Control Program for Engineering Synthesis.
Research rept. for period ending 1981,
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A FORTRAN Control Program for Engineering Synthesis COPES has been developed for solving engineering design problems. The program maximizes or minimizes a numerically defined objective function subject to a set of inequality constraint functions. COPES uses the optimization program, CONMIN, which includes the conjugate direction method of Fletcher and Reeves for unconstrained function minimization and a modification of Zoutendijks method of feasible directions for constrained function minimization. Additionally, approximation techniques are available for use in optimization, and trade-off studies may be performed. A simple design example demonstrates the program capabilities. Programming guidelines are presented followed by sample input data and output for each program option. Author
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