The kinematic synthesis of path generating mechanisms using genetic algorithms
Connor, AM; Douglas, SS; Gilmartin, MJ
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This paper presents a methodology for the synthesis of path generating mechanisms using Genetic Algorithms GAs). GAs are a novel search and optimisation technique inspired by the principles of natural evolution and survival of the fittest . The problem used to illustrate the use of GAs in this way is the synthesis of a four bar mechanism to provide a desired output path.