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Optimization of backhoe-loader mechanisms

İpek, Levent
This study aims to develop a computer program to optimize the performance of loader mechanisms in backhoe-loaders. The complexity and the constraints imposed on the loader mechanism does not permit the use of classical optimization techniques used in the synthesis of mechanisms. Genetic algorithm is used to determine the values of the design parameters of the mechanism while satisfying the constraints and trying to maximize breakout forces that the machine can generate.