Two-Level Optimization Method of Transmission Tower Structure Based on Ant Colony Algorithm
This paper highlights a two-level optimization process combined with ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO)，which is applied to design the shape of the transmission tower structure, and compiles optimization design procedure for the solution of the structure shape with the MATLAB language. By comparing the different methods of the transmission tower structure optimization design, the ACO algorithm is demonstrated to be more accuracy and practical in dealing the complex optimizations problem, i.e. the combination of continuous variables and discrete variables. These calculation examples illustrate that the two-level optimization method is reliable and versatile.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Z. Q. Zhang and H. N. Li, "Two-Level Optimization Method of Transmission Tower Structure Based on Ant Colony Algorithm", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 5849-5853, 2011