Improved Artificial Bee Algorithm for Reliability-based Optimization of Truss Structures
Li Yancang*, Wang Jie, Liu Libo, Zhao Jie
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 235
Last Page: 243
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-11-235
Article History:Received Date: 08/09/2016
Revision Received Date: 24/12/2016
Acceptance Date: 06/01/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/05/2017
Collection year: 2017
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In order to optimize the reliability of the truss structure more effectively, an improved artificial bee colony algorithm based on small interval was proposed and employed to the engineering practice.
First, the optimization model based on the reliability was set up. In the model, the bars were treated as design variables, and the total weight was the object function. Then, the comparisons with other methods in solving the truss structure discrete variable optimization demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the improved algorithm.
This work provides a new method for the reliability-based optimization of truss structures.