Mine blast algorithm for optimization of truss structures with discrete variables

Sadollah, Ali and Bahreininejad, A. and Eskandar, Hadi and Hamdi, Mohd (2012) Mine blast algorithm for optimization of truss structures with discrete variables. Computers & Structures, 102. pp. 49-63. ISSN 0045-7949

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Abstract

In this study a novel optimization method is presented, the so called mine blast algorithm (MBA). The fundamental concepts and ideas of MBA are derived from the explosion of mine bombs in real world. The efficiency of the proposed optimizer is tested via the optimization of several truss structures with discrete variables and its performance is compared with several well-known metaheuristic algorithms. The results show that MBA is able to provide faster convergence rate and also manages to achieve better optimal solutions compared to other efficient optimizers. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: optimization mine blast algorithm truss structures discrete variables metaheuristic particle swarm optimizer harmony search genetic algorithms design optimization heuristic algorithm
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 03:21
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 08:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6818

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