Matlab�s GA and Optimization Toolbox: A Fourbar Mechanism Application

Lale Canan Dulger, Huseyin Erdogan, Mehmet Erkan Kutuk
2014 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering  
This study presents an optimization approach for synthesis of planar mechanisms. A four bar mechanism is chosen for an application example. This mechanism is studied with the constraints assigned. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is applied during optimization study. GA in Optimization Toolbox is then compared with nonlinear constrained numerical optimization command; fmincon in Matlab©. Different case studies are performed by considering different target points. These mechanisms are drawn using Excel©
more » ... read sheet to see their animations. An optimization example is presented here. Performances of both algorithms are then compared in terms of coupler curves precision points. Their use in designing a four bar mechanism is explored for its further use.
doi:10.18201/ijisae.40943 fatcat:deeftezz6vcirfqmafx6ungkfu