WIT Press

Shape Optimal Design Using GA And BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP970291

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

700 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Eisuke Kita & Hisashi Tanie

Abstract

This paper describes a shape optimization scheme of two-dimensional con- tinuum structures by genetic algorithm (GA) and boundary element method (BEM). The profiles of the objects under consideration are represented by Free-Form Deformation (FFD) method. The chromosomes for the profiles are defined by the FFD control points. The population constructed by many chromosomes is modified by the genetic operations such as the se- lection, the crossover and the mutation in order to determine the profile satisfying the design objective. The boundary element method is employed for estimating the fitness functions. The present method is applied to the shape optimization of a cantilever beam. 1 Introduction The GA-based schemes for the shape optimization of the continuum struc- tures can be classified into the cell representat

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