Multi-Objective Optimization of Kinematic Characteristics of Geneva Mechanism Using High-Tech Optimization Methods

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Arash Mohammadzadeh Gonabadi, Mohammad Nouri Damghani (2017). Multi-Objective Optimization of Kinematic Characteristics of Geneva Mechanism Using High-Tech Optimization Methods. Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 8. doi:10.2412/mmse.26.65.331

Authors: Arash Mohammadzadeh Gonabadi, Mohammad Nouri Damghani

ABSTRACT. This research is aimed toward using variable input speed for triple-objective optimization of kinematic characteristics of a Geneva wheel mechanism. High-tech optimization methods including genetic algorithm (GA) and imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA) are used in this study. The objective functions in both methods are magnitude of the maximum output angular velocity, magnitude of the maximum output angular acceleration as well as magnitude of the maximum output angular jerk of driven wheel. The motion equations of Geneva mechanism are first extracted with their boundary conditions determined. Then, above objective functions are minimized using the considered algorithms. Utilization of the input velocity may contribute to improve output kinematic characteristics of the mechanism.

Keywords: Geneva wheel mechanism, dynamic modeling, kinematic characteristics, multi-objective optimization, GA, ICA

DOI 10.2412/mmse.26.65.331

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