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Review of algorithms of structural optimization with discrete variables

1 College of Civil Engineering, Hebei University of Engineering, Handan 056038, China

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Article publication date: 14 September 2011


Much work has been done on the optimization of the discrete variable structure design. In order to handle the optimization problem effectively, the related theories, methods, and other beneficial results were summarized. On the basis of analyzing the predecessors' research, the development direction was introduced. Then, some practical methods, including their improvements, for discrete structural optimization were analyzed. Finally, the Ant Colony Optimization algorithms were shown as promising methods. This work has significance in theory and practice for the development of structural optimization.



Li, Y., Heng, B., Kong, L. and Yang, W. (2011), "Review of algorithms of structural optimization with discrete variables", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 231-236.



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