Volume 12, Issue 4 And A (Transaction A: Civil Engineering December 2014)                   IJCE 2014, 12(4 And A): 447-465 | Back to browse issues page

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In this paper, the problem of simultaneous shape and size optimization of single-layer barrel vault frames which contains both of discrete and continuous variables is addressed. In this method, the improved magnetic charged system search (IMCSS) is utilized as the optimization algorithm and the open application programming interface (OAPI) plays the role of interfacing analysis software with the programming language. A comparison between the results of the present method and some existing algorithms confirms the high ability of this approach in simultaneous shape and size optimization of the practical and large-scale spatial structures.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Structure-Steel