Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 43 Issue 1 January 2018 Article ID 0009
This paper presents a crowding distance particle swarm optimization technique to optimize the design parameters of deep groove ball bearings. The design optimization problem is multi-objective in nature. The considered objectives are maximizing dynamic and static load bearing capacities and minimizing elastohydrodynamic film thickness. The technique is applied to bearings used in transmission system of a tractor for the purpose of farming. Pareto optimal solutions are obtained using the proposed technique. The results obtainedfrom the technique are found to be superior compared with NSGA-II and catalogue values.