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Kaveh A, Zakian P. STABILITY BASED OPTIMUM DESIGN OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM USING CSS, CBO AND ECBO ALGORITHMS. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering 2015; 5 (4) :419-431
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-225-en.html
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This study presents shape optimization of a gravity dam imposing stability and principal stress constraints. A gravity dam is a large scale hydraulic structure consisting of huge amount of concrete material. Hence, an optimum design gives a cost-benefit structure due to the fact that small changes in shape of dam cross-section leads to large saving of concrete volume. Three recently developed meta-heuristics are utilized for optimizing the structure. These algorithms are charged system search (CSS), colliding bodies optimization (CBO) and its enhanced edition (ECBO). This article also provides useful formulations for stability analysis of gravity dams which can be extended to further researches.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2015/07/24 | Accepted: 2015/07/24 | Published: 2015/07/24

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