Sizing optimization of truss structures using flower pollination algorithm

Bekdaş, Gebrail, Nigdeli, Sinan Melih and Yang, Xin-She ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Sizing optimization of truss structures using flower pollination algorithm. Applied Soft Computing, 37 . pp. 322-331. ISSN 1568-4946 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2015.08.037)


The recently developed flower pollination algorithm is used to minimize the weight of truss structures, including sizing design variables. The new algorithm can efficiently combine local and global searches, inspired by cross-pollination and self-pollination of flowering plants, respectively. Furthermore, it implements an iterative constraint handling strategy where trial designs are accepted or rejected based on the allowed amount of constraint violation that is progressively reduced as the search process approaches the optimum. This strategy aims to obtain always feasible optimized designs. The new algorithm is tested using three classical sizing optimization problems of 2D and 3D truss structures. Optimization results show that the proposed method is competitive with other state-of-the-art metaheuristic algorithms presented in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 19348
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Depositing User: Xin-She Yang
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2020 18:37

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