Optimization Design of Three Helical Tooth Star-Wheel Loading Mechanism Based on ACO
In order to decrease weight, reduce inertia and dynamic load of a three helical tooth star-wheel and improve its dynamic characteristic, an optimal design model targeting smallest weight of a three helical tooth star-wheel is established in the paper, the geometric parameters of the star-wheel are optimized with the combining methods of ant colony algorithm and finite element method. The weight of the star-wheel reduces by 16.5 %，the load coefficient increases by 20 % and the loading productivity raises by 19 % after optimized, these conclusions lay a foundation for improving the design, determining reasonably the size of the star-wheel loading mechanism, making better the performance of the three helical tooth star-wheel loading mechanism.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
X. H. Li et al., "Optimization Design of Three Helical Tooth Star-Wheel Loading Mechanism Based on ACO", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 1348-1351, 2011