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Micro-accelerometer MDO benchmark problem

The zip file accelerometer.zip contains the Matlab implementation of the micro-accelerometer MDO benchmark problem as described in the paper (open access):

S. Tosserams, L.F.P. Etman, J.E. Rooda,
A micro-accelerometer MDO benchmark problem
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization,
published under open access: DOI 10.1007/s00158-009-0422-0 .

We appreciate that publications describing work using this software quote the reference given above.

The main file is the file accelerometer_aao.m. Running the main file carries out 10 optimization runs starting from randomized starting points and plots the best design found.

To run the files you need the fmincon constrained minimizer from the Matlab optimization toolbox. The Matlab implementation was developed and tested for Matlab release R14.

The micro-accelerometer benchmark may be used as an 'all-in-one' test problem for (mixed-integer) nonlinear contrained optimization algorithms, but has been primarily developed with the intention to serve as a benchmark for multidisciplinary or distributed design optimization methods.

The Matlab files were developed by Simon Tosserams in 2008 (s.tosserams@tue.nl). The files are made available under the MIT license:

Copyright (c) 2008-2009
MicroNed
The Netherlands

and

Systems Engineering group
Mechanical Engineering department
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands

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Acknowledgement: Financial support by MicroNed, under grant number 10005898, is gratefully acknowledged.

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