Accession Number : ADA303587

Title :   SEEK-A Fortran Optimization Program Using a Feasible Directions Gradient Search.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AKRON UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Savage, M.

PDF Url : ADA303587

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : This report describes the use of computer program 'SEEK' which works in conjunction with two user-written subroutines and an input data file to perform an optimization procedure on a user's problem. The optimization method uses a modified feasible directions gradient technique. SEEK is written in ANSI standard Fortran 77, has an object size of about 46 K bytes and can be used on a personal computer running DOS. This report describes the use of the program and discusses the optimizing method. The program use is illustrated with four example problems: a bushing design, a helical coil spring design, a gear mesh design and a two-parameter Weibull life-reliability curve fit.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *OPTIMIZATION, *FORTRAN, FILES(RECORDS), INPUT, COILS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), MESH, SEARCHING, MICROCOMPUTERS, SUBROUTINES, GEARS, GRADIENTS, HELIXES, BUSHINGS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE