On the use of genetic algorithms in structural optimization

Erbatur F., Hasancebi O.

4th International Kerensky Conference on Structures in the New Millennium, in Honor of Dr Oleg Alexander Kerensky, HONG KONG, Hong Kong, 3 - 05 September 1997, pp.655-660 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: HONG KONG
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-660


This paper is concerned with the use of genetic algorithms (GAs) in size optimum design of planar and space structures made of I-D elements. GAs have proved to be very promising and solid search and optimization techniques. They are particularly very suitable in discrete structural optimization problems. The fundamental points of integrating a GA with structural optimization are discussed. This is followed by a brief explanation of computer implementation and illustrative examples.