I.M. Deiab (UAE) and M.D.R. Al-Ansary (Kuwait)
Optimization, concurrent, Genetic algorithms, CAD/CAM.
A multi-variable objective function for the optimum design
of a robot arm is formulated and solved using genetic
algorithms method (GA) with simultaneous consideration
of both design and manufacturing decision variables. The
objective is to optimize (minimize)the total manufacturing
cost under dimensional, weight and machine power
constraints using GA. Finite element analysis was adopted
for the structural part of the analysis .