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dc.contributor.authorLi, Jian-Ping*
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-11T15:02:57Z
dc.date.available2016-11-11T15:02:57Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationLi, JP (2015) Truss Topology Optimization with Species Conserving Genetic Algorithm. Engineering Optimization. 47(1):107-128.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10309
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to apply and improve the species-conserving genetic algorithm (SCGA) to search multiple solutions of truss topology optimization problems in a single run. A species is defined as a group of individuals with similar characteristics and is dominated by its species seed. The solutions of an optimization problem will be selected from the found species. To improve the accuracy of solutions, a species mutation technique is introduced to improve the fitness of the found species seeds and the combination of a neighbour mutation and a uniform mutation is applied to balance exploitation and exploration. A real vector is used to represent the corresponding cross-sectional areas and a member is thought to be existent if its area is bigger than a critical area. A finite element analysis model was developed to deal with more practical considerations in modelling, such as the existence of members, kinematic stability analysis, and computation of stresses and displacements. Cross-sectional areas and node connections are decision variables and optimized simultaneously to minimize the total weight of trusses. Numerical results demonstrate that some truss topology optimization examples have many global and local solutions, different topologies can be found using the proposed algorithm on a single run and some trusses have smaller weights than the solutions in the literature.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectOptimisation; Genetic algorithm; Truss; Topologyen_US
dc.titleTruss topology optimization using an improved species-conserving genetic algorithmen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2013-12-03
dc.date.application2014-02-06
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/0305215X.2013.875165
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