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 .
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The files are made available under the MIT license:
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