Bat algorithm for topology optimization in microelectronic applications

Yang, Xin-She ORCID:, Karamanoglu, Mehmet ORCID: and Fong, Simon (2012) Bat algorithm for topology optimization in microelectronic applications. In: 2012 International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technology (FGCT). IEEE, pp. 150-155. ISBN 9781467358590. [Book Section] (doi:10.1109/FGCT.2012.6476566)


In many design applications, designers often have to find the best geometrical configurations so as to achieve certain objectives with the minimum amount of materials used. Such shape or topology optimization problems are usually much harder to solve than nonlinear optimization problems in a fixed domain. In this paper, we use the recently developed bat algorithm to solve topology optimization problems. Results show that the distribution of different topological characteristics such as materials can be achieved efficiently. We have also tested the bat algorithm by solving nonlinear design benchmarks. Results suggest that bat algorithm is very efficient for solving nonlinear global optimization problems as well as topology optimization.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 12037
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Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 14:23
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