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