Mixed variable structural optimization using firefly algorithm

Gandomi, Amir Hossein and Yang, Xin-She and Alavi, Amir Hossein (2011) Mixed variable structural optimization using firefly algorithm. Computers & Structures, 89 (23-24). pp. 2325-2336. ISSN 0045-7949

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2011.08.002

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Abstract

In this study, a recently developed metaheuristic optimizationalgorithm, the FireflyAlgorithm (FA), is used for solving mixed continuous/discrete structuraloptimization problems. FA mimics the social behavior of fireflies based on their flashing characteristics. The results of a trade study carried out on six classical structuraloptimization problems taken from literature confirm the validity of the proposed algorithm. The unique search features implemented in FA are analyzed, and their implications for future research work are discussed in detail in the paper. (from publisher's website)

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Metaheuristic optimization; FireflyAlgorithm; Mixed continuous-discrete variable problems; Structuraloptimization
Research Areas:Science & Technology > Algorithms, Architecture & Networks
ID Code:9535
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 14:17
Last Modified:11 Jun 2013 05:33

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