An extended pattern search algorithm is presented for the placement of shapeable components within a product layout. Shapeable octrees are used to evaluate the amount of overlap between pairs of components, extending previous technology that requires fixed-size components. The method is used to conceptualize the layout of the cross-section of an automatic transmission.
Layout Optimization of Shapeable Components With Extended Pattern Search Applied to Transmission Design
Contributed by the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received April 2001. Associate Editor: J. Michael McCarthy.
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Yin , S., Cagan , J., and Hodges , P. (March 11, 2004). "Layout Optimization of Shapeable Components With Extended Pattern Search Applied to Transmission Design ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. January 2004; 126(1): 188–191. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1637663
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