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COPES - A FORTRAN Control Program for Engineering Synthesis

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Authors
Madsen, Leroy E.
Vanderplaats, Garret N.
Subjects
Optimization||Design||Mathematical Programming||Computer aided design
Advisors
Date of Issue
1982-03
Date
1982-03
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A FORTRAN COntrol Program for Engineering Synthesis (COPES) has been developed for solving engineering design problems. The program maximizes or minimizes a numerically defined objective function subject to a set of inequality constraint functions. COPES uses the optimization program, C0NMIN, which includes the conjugate direction method of Fletcher and Reeves for unconstrained function minimization and a modification of Zoutendijk's method of feasible directions for constrained function minimization. Additionally, approximation techniques are available for use in optimization, and trade-off studies may be performed. A simple design example demonstrates the program capabilities. Programming guidelines are presented followed by sample input data and output for each program option.
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS69-81-003
Sponsors
Funder
This project was unfunded.
Format
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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