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  Volume 1, Number 2, April 2016 , pages 119-138

Truss optimization with dynamic constraints using UECBO
A. Kaveh and M. Ilchi Ghazaan

    In this article, hybridization of enhanced colliding bodies optimization (ECBO) with upper bound strategy (UBS) that is called UECBO is proposed for optimum design of truss structures with frequency constraints. The distinct feature of the proposed algorithm is that it requires less computational time while preserving the good accuracy of the ECBO. Four truss structures with frequency limitations selected from the literature are studied to verify the viability of the algorithm. This type of problems is highly non-linear and non-convex. The numerical results show the successful performance of the UECBO algorithm in comparison to the CBO, ECBO and some other metaheuristic optimization methods.
Key Words
    optimum design; enhanced colliding bodies optimization; upper bound strategy; truss structures; frequency constraints
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