Genetic algorithms for design of liquid retaining structure

Kwok Wing Chau, F. Albermani

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Abstract

In this paper, genetic algorithm (GA) is applied to the optimum design of reinforced concrete liquid retaining structures, which comprise three discrete design variables, including slab thickness, reinforcement diameter and reinforcement spacing. GA, being a search technique based on the mechanics of natural genetics, couples a Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest principle with a random yet structured information exchange amongst a population of artificial chromosomes. As a first step, a penalty-based strategy is entailed to transform the constrained design problem into an unconstrained problem, which is appropriate for GA application. A numerical example is then used to demonstrate strength and capability of the GA in this domain problem. It is shown that, only after the exploration of a minute portion of the search space, near-optimal solutions are obtained at an extremely converging speed. The method can be extended to application of even more complex optimization problems in other domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Applied Artificial Intelligence - 15th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2002, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages119-128
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540437819, 9783540437819
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event15th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2002 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 17 Jun 200220 Jun 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2358
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2002
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period17/06/0220/06/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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