Continuum structural topology design with genetic algorithms

  title={Continuum structural topology design with genetic algorithms},
  author={Mark J. Jakiela and Colin B Chapman and James W. Duda and Adenike Adewuya and Kazuhiro Saitou},
The genetic algorithm (GA), an optimization technique based on the theory of natural selection, is applied to structural topology design problems. After reviewing the GA and previous research in structural topology optimization, we describe a binary material/void design representation that is encoded in GA chromosome data structures. This representation is intended to approximate a material continuum as opposed to discrete truss structures. Four examples, showing the broad utility of the… CONTINUE READING
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