PRINCIPLES OF A HEURISTIC OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE AS AN AID IN DESIGN - AN OVERVIEW.
Date of Original Version
Significant characteristics of a heuristic optimization scheme are described in general and specifics of the method are explained in detail for the following design application: determine the number of teeth of the gears in a two-mesh gear train given the overall gear ratio. It is believed that description of this particular optimization technique, applied to a rather simple design problem, will result in greater understanding of the principles involved and will demonstrate the effectiveness of the method in reaching an optimum design.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Datseris, P.. "PRINCIPLES OF A HEURISTIC OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE AS AN AID IN DESIGN - AN OVERVIEW.." American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) , 80 -DET-44 (1980). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/163