Synthesis of adaptive pliers mechanism using genetic algorithms

Wieslaw M. Szydlowski, Carl A. Nelson

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Abstract

A Genetic Algorithms (GA) approach to dimensional synthesis of an adaptive pliers mechanism is presented. Satisfaction functions are implemented in a custom C++ algorithm to enforce ergonomic and force-transmission goals. Using various values of selection rate and crossover rate, along with a "diversity monitor," many solutions are found which are functionally superior to the original mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Pages537-545
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2008
Event31st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 4 2007Sep 7 2007

Publication series

Name2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Volume8 PART A

Conference

Conference31st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period9/4/079/7/07

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Keywords

  • Adaptive mechanisms
  • Dimension synthesis
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Mechanical advantage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

Cite this

Szydlowski, W. M., & Nelson, C. A. (2008). Synthesis of adaptive pliers mechanism using genetic algorithms. In 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007 (pp. 537-545). (2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007; Vol. 8 PART A). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35514