سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۲
محل انتشار: ششمین کنفرانس بین المللی مهندسی عمران
تعداد صفحات: ۸
A. Ghazi – Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
M. R. Banan, – Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
M. Ashrafizaadeh – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.
Genetic Algorithms have been successfully employed for design of truss structures with minimum weight. This paper proposed a parallel GA for optimum design of space truss structures by considering size, topology, and shape variables. The applied mapping for decoding a binary string to the corresponding finite element model is described. The methodology uses the penalty method for constraints to be met. Flowchart of the parallel GA as a synchronous master-slave algorithm is presented. Two illustrative examples are also used to investigate the performance of the proposed algorithm as compared to literature.