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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 379196, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/379196
Research Article

Shape Optimization of Rubber Bushing Using Differential Evolution Algorithm

Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Uludag University, 16080 Bursa, Turkey

Received 16 April 2014; Revised 6 July 2014; Accepted 21 July 2014; Published 3 September 2014

Academic Editor: Paolo Lonetti

Copyright © 2014 Necmettin Kaya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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