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Kazemzadeh Azad S, Kazemzadeh Azad S. OPTIMUM DESIGN OF STRUCTURES USING AN IMPROVED FIREFLY ALGORITHM. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2011; 1 (2) :327-340
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Abstract:   (8231 Views)
Nature-inspired search algorithms have proved to be successful in solving real-world optimization problems. Firefly algorithm is a novel meta-heuristic algorithm which simulates the natural behavior of fireflies. In the present study, optimum design of truss structures with both sizing and geometry design variables is carried out using the firefly algorithm. Additionally, to improve the efficiency of the algorithm, modifications in the movement stage of artificial fireflies are proposed. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm, optimum designs found are compared to the previously reported designs in the literature. Numerical results indicate the efficiency and robustness of the proposed approach.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2011/10/24

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