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Kaveh A, Zaerreza A, Zaerreza J. VIBRATING PARTICLES SYSTEM-STATISTICAL REGENERATION MECHANISM ALGORITHM (VPS-SRM) FOR SIZING OPTIMIZATION OF STRUCTURES WITH DISCRETE VARIABLES. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering 2023; 13 (2) :219-236
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-551-en.html
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Vibrating particles system (VPS) is a swarm intelligence-based optimizer inspired by free vibration with a single degree of freedom systems. VPS is one of the well-known algorithms in structural optimization problems. However, its performance can be improved to find a better solution. This study introduces an improved version of the VPS using the statistical regeneration mechanism for the optimal design of the structures with discrete variables. The improved version is named VPS-SRM, and its efficiency is tested in the three real-size optimization problems. The optimization results reveal the capability and robustness of the VPS-SRM for the optimal design of the structures with discrete sizing variables.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2023/01/12 | Accepted: 2023/04/21 | Published: 2023/04/21

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