Topology and Sizing Optimization of Trusses with Adaptive Ground Finite Elements Using Multiobjective PBIL
This paper presents an integrated design technique to carry out simultaneous topology and sizing optimization of a two-dimensional truss structure. An optimization problem is set to find a structural layout and elements’ cross-sectional areas of a 2D truss such that objective functions including mass, compliance, and buckling factor are optimized. Design constraints consist of stress, buckling, and compliance. The concept of an adaptive ground elements approach and the encoding/decoding process are detailed. The multiobjective version of population-based incremental learning (PBIL) is employed to solve the design problem. The results reveal that the proposed design strategy is efficient and can be an effective engineering design tool.
C. Noilublao and S. Bureerat, "Topology and Sizing Optimization of Trusses with Adaptive Ground Finite Elements Using Multiobjective PBIL", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 1116-1121, 2011