Application of Optimal Technique with Discrete Variables in Furnace Structure
Based on the characteristics of steel structure of the furnace, a generic finite element model, automatic loading, analysis and post-processing was achieved by ANSYS-APDL firstly. Then taking the sizes of profile as design variables and total mass as objective function, the size optimization design on steel structure was developed by means of two-level algorithm based on discrete variable.
X. M. Yuan et al., "Application of Optimal Technique with Discrete Variables in Furnace Structure", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 1187-1192, 2011