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dc.contributor.authorMadsen, Leroy E.
dc.contributor.authorVanderplaats, Garret N.
dc.date1982-03
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:36:38Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:36:38Z
dc.date.issued1982-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/29231
dc.description.abstractA 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.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/copesfortrancont00mads
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOPTIMIZATION.en_US
dc.titleCOPES - A FORTRAN Control Program for Engineering Synthesisen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimization, Design, Mathematical Programming, Computer aided design.en_US
dc.description.funderThis project was unfunded.en_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
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dc.identifier.npsreportNPS69-81-003


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