Discrete size optimization of steel trusses using a refined big bang-big crunch algorithm


HASANÇEBİ O. , Azad S. K.

ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION, cilt.46, ss.61-83, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0305215x.2012.748047
  • Dergi Adı: ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-83

Özet

This article presents a methodology that provides a method for design optimization of steel truss structures based on a refined big bang-big crunch (BB-BC) algorithm. It is shown that a standard formulation of the BB-BC algorithm occasionally falls short of producing acceptable solutions to problems from discrete size optimum design of steel trusses. A reformulation of the algorithm is proposed and implemented for design optimization of various discrete truss structures according to American Institute of Steel Construction Allowable Stress Design (AISC-ASD) specifications. Furthermore, the performance of the proposed BB-BC algorithm is compared to its standard version as well as other well-known metaheuristic techniques. The numerical results confirm the efficiency of the proposed algorithm in practical design optimization of truss structures.