|Journal||Journal of Mechanical Engineering|
|Publisher||A. Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems
National Academy of Science of Ukraine
|ISSN||0131-2928 (Print), 2411-0779 (Online)|
|Issue||Vol. 19, no. 2, 2016 (June)|
|Cited by||J. of Mech. Eng., 2016, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 44-49|
O. M. Khlud, A. Podgorny Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems of NASU (2/10, Pozharsky St., Kharkiv, 61046, Ukraine), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The problem of optimizing the packing of homothetic equally oriented ellipsoids is considered. A mathematical model is constructed in the form of a nonlinear programming problem. An algorithm for finding locally optimal solutions using homothetic transformations of ellipsoids and an optimization procedure is proposed. The procedure makes it possible to reduce the problem with a large number of inequalities to a sequence of problems with a smaller number of inequalities. The results of numerical experiments are given.
Keywords: optimal packing, homothetic ellipsoids, phi-functions, start points, nonintersection, inclusion, nonlinear programming, iterative procedure, LOFRT procedure
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Received 03 April 2016
Published 30 June 2016