Studies in Computational Intelligence

Harmony Search Algorithms for Structural Design Optimization

Editors: Geem, Zong Woo (Ed.)

  • Puts together for the first time applications of harmony search algorithms to structural design
  • Enables readers to understand the algorithm’s potential in structural design and to easily apply it to their own structural problems
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Various structures, such as buildings, bridges, stadiums, paved roads, and offshore structures, play an important role in our lives. However, constructing these structures requires lots of budget. Thus, how to cost-efficiently design them while satisfying all the design constraints is an important factor to structural engineers. Traditionally, mathematical gradient-based optimization techniques have been applied to the design. However, these gradient-based methods are not suitable for discrete-type design variables such as ready-made cross sectional area of structural members. Recently, researchers have turned their interest into metaheuristic optimization techniques because they are able to efficiently handle discrete design variables. Harmony search, as a metaheuristic algorithm concepted from music improvisation, has been vigorously applied to various structural design problems, obtaining good results. Thus, this book gathers all the latest developments of harmony search algorithm in structural design field in order for readers to efficiently understand a full spectrum of the algorithm’s potential in structural design and to easily apply the algorithm to their own structural problems.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Standard Harmony Search Algorithm for Structural Design Optimization

    Lee, Kang Seok

    Pages 1-49

  • Optimum Design of Steel Frames via Harmony Search Algorithm

    Degertekin, S. O.

    Pages 51-78

  • Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm for Design Code Optimization of Steel Structures

    Saka, M. P. (et al.)

    Pages 79-120

  • Harmony Particle Swarm Algorithm for Structural Design Optimization

    Li, Lijuan (et al.)

    Pages 121-157

  • Hybrid Algorithm of Harmony Search, Particle Swarm and Ant Colony for Structural Design Optimization

    Kaveh, A. (et al.)

    Pages 159-198

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Harmony Search Algorithms for Structural Design Optimization
Editors
  • Zong Woo Geem
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
239
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03450-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03450-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03449-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26052-0
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 227
Topics