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Kaveh A, Mahdavi V. COLLIDING BODIES OPTIMIZATION FOR DESIGN OF ARCH DAMS WITH FREQUENCY LIMITATIONS. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2014; 4 (4) :473-490
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-188-en.html

Abstract:   (1756 Views)
In this paper, optimal design of arch dams is performed under frequency limitations. Colliding Bodies Optimization (CBO), a recently developed meta-heuristic optimization method, which has been successfully applied to several structural problems, is revised and utilized for finding the best feasible shape of arch dams. The formulation of CBO is derived from one-dimensional collisions between bodies, where each agent solution is considered as the massed object or body. The design procedure aims to obtain minimum weight of arch dams subjected to natural frequencies, stability and geometrical limitations. Two arch dam examples from the literature are examined to verify the suitability of the design procedure and to demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of the CBO in creating optimal design for arch dams. The results of the examples show that CBO is a powerful method for optimal design of arch dams.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2014/11/18 | Accepted: 2014/11/18 | Published: 2014/11/18

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