Volume 3, Number 3 (9-2013)                   2013, 3(3): 359-370 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Tavakkoli S, Shahryari L, Parsa A. TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF SPACE STRUCTURES USING ANT COLONY METHOD. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2013; 3 (3) :359-370
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html

Abstract:   (2876 Views)
In this article, the ant colony method is utilized for topology optimization of space structures. Strain energy of the structure is minimized while the material volume is limited to a certain amount. In other words, the stiffest possible structure is sought when certain given materials are used. In addition, a noise cleaning technique is addressed to prevent undesirable members in optimum topology. The performance of the method for topology optimization of space structures are demonstrated by three numerical examples.
Full-Text [PDF 614 kb]   (1695 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2013/07/20 | Accepted: 2013/07/29 | Published: 2013/07/29

© 2015 All Rights Reserved | Iran University of Science & Technology

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb