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APPLICATION OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMIZATION OF THE LAYOUT OF A MULTI-BRANCHED NETWORK CONSTRUCTED WITH TRUSS-Z SYSTEM

Zawidzki, M.; Nishinari, K.;

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This paper concerns with the optimization of a planar layout of the multi-branched network created with Truss-Z (TZ) linking six terminals in an environment with two rectangular obstacles. This multi-objective optimization problem has two criteria: the number of modules to be the smallest (economical optimization) and none of the modules should collide with any other objects (obstacles or other modules of the network). Although the TZ structures are three-dimensional, in this paper, the problem of planar layout of the multibranched network is considered. At first, a simple and robust backtracking-based algorithm is demonstrated. Since it finds the first allowable solution, that is a local optimum, the configuration is generated in a short time. Such a solution, however, is most likely not the best globally. Next, an evolutionary algorithm is implemented. The encoding of a planar multi- branched network of TZ, the selection method, the cost function and the genetic operations are introduced. A number of trials have been performed, and the results are briefly discussed and interpreted.

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Palavras-chave: Truss-Z, modular ramp system, layout optimization, multi-branched network,

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DOI: 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-19192

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Zawidzki, M.; Nishinari, K.; "APPLICATION OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMIZATION OF THE LAYOUT OF A MULTI-BRANCHED NETWORK CONSTRUCTED WITH TRUSS-Z SYSTEM", p. 3155-3165 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-19192

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