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Speciation, clustering and other genetic algorithm improvements for structural topology optimization

  title={Speciation, clustering and other genetic algorithm improvements for structural topology optimization},
  author={James W. Duda},
  • J. Duda
  • Published 1996
  • Computer Science
Genetic algorithms are used to search for optimal structural topologies. Modifications to basic genetic algorithm techniques are implemented to increase computational efficiency, avoid premature convergence to a single solution, and solve new categories of problems. GA's are a search and optimization tool based on the principles of evolution and survival of the fittest. Potential designs are represented by chromosomes, each of which receives a fitness score based on the quality of the design it… 

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