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In this study, we use a new metaheuristic optimization algorithm, called bat algorithm (BA), to solve constraint optimization tasks. BA is verified using several classical benchmark constraint problems. For further validation, BA is applied to three benchmark constraint engineering problems reported in the specialized literature. The performance of the bat(More)
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)
Krill herd (KH) algorithm, as a new metaheuristic optimisation, is developed to solve truss optimisation problems. The KH methodology draws its analogy from the herding behaviour of krill individuals in nature. The objective function for the krill movement is mostly influenced by the least distances of each krill individual from food and from highest(More)
The barrel vaults are composed of member elements arranged on a cylindrical surface. This kind of structure is utilized to cover the long spans. In this paper, the hybrid charge system search and particle swarm optimization algorithm is improved and utilized to optimal design of single-layer barrel vault frames. Some modifications on parameter values are(More)
Copyright © 2015 Siamak Talatahari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Demand for lightweight, efficient, and low cost structures seems mandatory because of growing(More)
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