C. Farahmandpour

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The contribution of this study is to propose a multi-stage particle swarm optimization (MSPSO) for structural optimization. In this paper, three auxiliary improving mechanisms are added to the standard particle swarm optimization (PSO) in order to enhance its efficiency and reliability dealing with optimum design of truss structures. These mechanisms(More)
In this paper, an efficient optimization algorithm is proposed based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Simulated Annealing (SA) to optimize truss structures. The proposed algorithm utilizes the PSO for finding high fitness regions in the search space and the SA is used to perform further investigation in these regions. This strategy helps to use of(More)
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