Structural Optimization Problems of the ISCSO 2011-2015: A Test Set

Kazemzadeh Azad S., Kazemzadeh Azad S., Hasançebi O.

International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, vol.6, no.4, pp.629-638, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-638


Beginning in 2011 an international academic contest named as International Student Competition in Structural Optimization (ISCSO) has been organized by the authors to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to solve structural engineering optimization problems. During the past events on the one hand a unique platform is provided for a fair comparison of structural optimization algorithms; and on the other hand it is attempted to draw the attention of students to the interesting and joyful aspects of dealing with optimization problems. This year, after five online events successfully held with support and help of our advisory and scientific committee members from different universities all around the world, the authors decided to gather the test problems of the ISCSO in this technical report as an optimization test set. Beside the well-known traditional benchmark instances, the provided test set might also be used for further performance evaluation of future structural optimization algorithms.