Michael L. Tinker

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In this paper, genetic algorithm based and gradient-based topology optimization is presented in application to a real hardware design problem. Preliminary design of a planetary lander mockup structure is accomplished using these methods that prove to provide major weight savings by addressing the structural efficiency during the design cycle. This paper(More)
— According to the Life Safety Code R , the geometry of a building, the location of exits, and the number of exits dictate the means of egress for all people occupying a building. In this paper we show how evolutionary computations in the form of Genetic Algorithms and Estimation of Distribution Algorithms are used to evolve the placement of exits in order(More)
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