Michael L. Tinker

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— 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)
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)
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