In this paper, a simultaneous optimization method for structural and control systems with nonlinear properties is first introduced by reviewing our past studies. The method was developed by utilizing a step-by-step integration procedure, step-by-step sensitivities and nonlinear mathematical programming methods. Then we show some numerical and experimental results, by applying the method to the design and position control problems of flexible robot arm systems. The validity and effectiveness are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computational Mechanics