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Tavakkoli S, Shahryari L, Parsa A. TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF SPACE STRUCTURES USING ANT COLONY METHOD. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2013; 3 (3) :359-370
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html
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In this article, the ant colony method is utilized for topology optimization of space structures. Strain energy of the structure is minimized while the material volume is limited to a certain amount. In other words, the stiffest possible structure is sought when certain given materials are used. In addition, a noise cleaning technique is addressed to prevent undesirable members in optimum topology. The performance of the method for topology optimization of space structures are demonstrated by three numerical examples.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2013/07/20 | Accepted: 2013/07/29 | Published: 2013/07/29

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