ENHANCED BIOGEOGRAPHY-BASED OPTIMIZATION: A NEW METHOD FOR SIZE AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION OF TRUSS STRUCTURES WITH NATURAL FREQUENCY CONSTRAINTS

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SEYED HEJA SEYED TAHERI
SHAHIN JALILI

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THE PAPER PRESENTS ENHANCED BIOGEOGRAPHY-BASED OPTIMIZATION (EBBO) ALGORITHM FOR SIZE AND SHAPE OPTIMIZATION OF TRUSS STRUCTURES WITH DYNAMIC CONSTRAINTS. THE BBO ALGORITHM IS ONE OF THE RECENTLY DEVELOPED META-HEURISTIC ALGORITHMS INSPIRED FROM THE MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN BIOGEOGRAPHY SCIENCE AND BASED ON THE MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF SPECIES AMONG THE HABITATS IN THE NATURE. IN THIS STUDY, THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE STANDARD BBO ALGORITHM IS ENHANCED BY NEW MIGRATION AND MUTATION OPERATORS. THE EFFICIENCY OF PROPOSED ALGORITHM IS DEMONSTRATED BY UTILIZING FOUR BENCHMARK TRUSS DESIGN EXAMPLES WITH FREQUENCY CONSTRAINTS. NUMERICAL RESULTS SHOW THAT THE PROPOSED EBBO ALGORITHM NOT ONLY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OF THE STANDARD BBO ALGORITHM BUT ALSO FINDS COMPETITIVE RESULTS IN COMPARING WITH RECENTLY DEVELOPED OPTIMIZATION METHODS.

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SHAHIN JALILI, UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND ELITE CLUB OF ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY

- PHD STUDENT IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AT UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ, TABRIZ, IRAN.

- TEACHING STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LABORATORY AT UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ
- MEMBER OF EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ
- ELITE MEMBER OF YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND ELITES CLUB OF ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY

- THREE PUBLISHED PAPERS IN THE FOLLOWING JOURNALS:

NEURAL COMPUTING AND APPLICATION, 2015

LATIN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 2014

PERIODICA POLYTECHNICA - CIVIL ENGINEERING, 2014