Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

46, 2, pp. 395-411, Warsaw 2008

Application of genetic algorithm and Fourier coefficients (GA-FC) in mechanism synthesis

Roman Starosta
The paper concerns synthesis of a four-bar linkage as a curve generator. Fourier coefficients of the curvature are applied to represent a closed curve. A genetic algorithm (GA) was adapted to solve the problem. The proposed method was successfully verified by many examples.
Keywords: evolutionary algorithms; mechanism synthesis