Structural design of a level-luffing crane through trajectory optimization and strength-based size optimization

Dong Soo Kim, Jongsoo Lee

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Abstract

The present study explores the trajectory optimization of a double-rocker four-bar mechanism to minimize the amplitude of its trajectory. A numerical model of the levelluffing crane (LLC) is first developed to describe the trajectory mechanism, and the optimal trajectory is then identified after selecting dominant design variables in the context of design of experiments. The numerical optimization solution obtained is compared with measured data. The optimized trajectory design is then applied to the strengthbased deterministic optimization (DO) to minimize the weight of a double-rocker structure under the constraints of stress and deflection. To carry out approximate optimization, a response surface method based on a second-order polynomial is used. Due to the existence of design uncertainties in an actual environment, reliability based design optimization (RBDO) is explored to assess the probabilities of failure in stress and deflection. For the design safety, DO and RBDO solutions are evaluated under severe loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-531
Number of pages17
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Trajectory Optimization
Structural Design
Cranes
Structural design
Trajectories
Optimization
Trajectory
Deflection
Minimise
Response Surface Method
Optimal Trajectory
Design of Experiments
Numerical Optimization
Safety
Design of experiments
Numerical models
Uncertainty
Polynomial
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  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Control and Optimization

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