Optimization of Power Transmission Systems Using a Multi-Level Decomposition Approach

Alexandre Dolgui 1 N. Guschinsky G. Levin
1 Laboratoire en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information
MSGI-ENSMSE - Département Méthodes Scientifiques pour la Gestion Industrielle
Abstract : We discuss the use of operations research methods for computer-aided design of mechanical transmission systems. We consider how to choose simultaneously transmission ratios and basic design parameters of transmission elements (diameters, widths, modules and tooth number for gears, diameters of shafts). The objectives, by the order of importance, are: to minimize the deviation of the obtained speeds from desired; to maximize the transmission life; to minimize the total mass. To solve this problem, we propose a multi-level decomposition scheme in combination with methods of quadratic and dynamic programming. Some industrial cases are solved. For these cases, the developed software tool improves the design decisions by decreasing total metal consumption of the transmission as much as 7-10% and considerable simplifies the work of the designer.
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Alexandre Dolgui, N. Guschinsky, G. Levin. Optimization of Power Transmission Systems Using a Multi-Level Decomposition Approach. RAIRO - Operations Research, EDP Sciences, 2007, 41 (02), pp.213-229. ⟨10.1051/ro:2007017⟩. ⟨hal-00387660⟩

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