Application of Evolutionary Algorithm in Elasticity
This article introduces evolutionary algorithms and their utilization in mechanical engineering. First part of this work describes evolutionary algorithms and their characteristica. The main body of evolutionary algorithms, the selection methods for parents and the types of reproduction are explained in the next part of this article. Termination conditions are also discussed. Finally, the application of evolutionary algorithms to a problem in mechanical engineering is described. Thereby, the material parameters for a Bodner-Partom model describing visco-elastoplastic material behavior are determined by fitting data from experiments on Aluminum test samples under tension load.
J. Bocko et al., "Application of Evolutionary Algorithm in Elasticity", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 816, pp. 363-368, 2015