Water cycle, mine blast and improved mine blast algorithms for discrete sizing optimization of truss structures

Ali Sadollah, Hadi Eskandar, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Joong Hoon Kim

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Abstract

This paper presents the applications of the mine blast algorithm (MBA) and the water cycle algorithm (WCA), in addition to an improved version of MBA for weight minimization of truss structures including discrete sizing variables. The MBA mimics the explosion of landmines, while the WCA is inspired by the observation of water cycle process. An improved version of MBA (IMBA), is also presented. The efficiency of the three optimization algorithms is tested using classical benchmark discrete truss design problems. Optimization results show that MBA, IMBA, and WCA offer a good degree of competitiveness against other state-of-the-art metaheuristic techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalComputers and Structures
Volume149
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Discrete variables
  • Mine blast algorithm
  • Sizing optimization
  • Truss structures
  • Water cycle algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)

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