Automated Sizing of Truss Structures Using a Computationally Improved SOPT Algorithm


Hasançebi O. , Kazemzadeh Azad S.

International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, cilt.3, ss.131-143, 2013 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-143

Özet

The present study attempts to apply an efficient yet simple optimization (SOPT) algorithm to optimum design of truss structures under stress and displacement constraints. The computational efficiency of the technique is improved through avoiding unnecessary analyses during the course of optimization using the so-called upper bound strategy (UBS). The efficiency of the UBS integrated SOPT algorithm is evaluated through benchmark sizing optimization problems of truss structures and the numerical results are reported. A comparison of the numerical results attained using the SOPT algorithm with those of modern metaheuristic techniques demonstrates that the employed algorithm is capable of locating promising designs with considerably less computational effort.