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Metaheuristic Applications in Structures and Infrastructures

  • ID: 2485203
  • Book
  • February 2013
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Due to an ever-decreasing supply in raw materials and stringent constraints on conventional energy sources, demand for lightweight, efficient and low-cost structures has become crucially important in modern engineering design. This requires engineers to search for optimal and robust design options to address design problems that are commonly large in scale and highly nonlinear, making finding solutions challenging. In the past two decades, metaheuristic algorithms have shown promising power, efficiency and versatility in solving these difficult optimization problems.

This book examines the latest developments of metaheuristics and their applications in structural engineering, construction engineering and earthquake engineering, offering practical case studies as examples to demonstrate real-world applications. Topics cover a range of areas within engineering, including big bang-big crunch approach, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, harmony search, swarm intelligence and some other metaheuristic methods. Case studies include structural identification, vibration analysis and control, topology optimization, transport infrastructure design, design of reinforced concrete, performance-based design of structures and smart pavement management. With its wide range of everyday problems and solutions, Metaheursitic Applications in Structures and Infrastructures can serve as a supplementary text for design courses and computation in engineering as well as a reference for researchers and engineers in metaheuristics, optimization in civil engineering and computational intelligence.

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  1. Mataheuristics in Modelling and Optimization
  2. Traditional and Modern Structural Optimization Techniques
    Theory and Application
  3. Metaheuristics and Applications in Structural and Construction Engineering
  4. Particle Swarm Optimization in Civil Infrastructure Systems: State-of-the-art Review and Case Study
  5. Metaheuristics in Structural Design Optimization
  6. Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization Algorithms
  7. Cost Optimization of Column Layout Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
  8. Layout Design of Beam-Slab Floors by the Genetic Algorithm
  9. Mathematical and Metaheuristic Applications in Design Optimization of Steel Frames
  10. Optimum Design of Skeletal Structures via Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm
  11. Hybrid Formulations of Harmony Search and Big Bang-Big Crunch for Weight Minimization of Truss Structures
  12. Shape Design Optimization using Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
  13. Graph-based Coding for Truss Topology Optimization
  14. Element Exchange Method for Topology Optimization
  15. Structural Control using Stochastic Methodologies
  16. Evolutionary Path-Dependent Damper Optimization for Variable Building Stiffness Distributions
  17. Application of the Genetic Algorithm in the Ground Motion Selection for the Structural Analysis
  18. Optmizaiton of Tuned Mass Damper with Harmony Search
  19. Identification of Passive Devices for Vibration Control by Evolutionary Algorithms
  20. Structural Optimization for Frequency Constraints
  21. Optimum Performance-Based Seismic Design of Frames using Meta-Heuristic Optimization Algorithms
  22. Expression Programming Techniques for Formulation of Structural Engineering Systems
  23. An Evolutionary Divide-and-Conquer Strategy for Structural Identification
  24. Evolutionary Algorithms for Large-Scale Optimization in Construction Management
  25. Network-Level Infrastructure Management based on Meta-Heuristics
  26. Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Large-Scale Maintenance Optimization Problems for Civil Infrastructure Systems
  27. Metaheuristic Applications in Bridge Infrastructure Maintenance Scheduling Considering Stochastic Aspects of Deterioration
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Amir Hossein Gandomi The University of Akron,USA.

Dr. Amir H. Gandomi is anARC DECRA Fellow at the Faculty of Engineering andInformation Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UTS, Dr. Gandomi was an Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and a Distinguished Research Fellow in BEACON center, Michigan State University, USA. Dr. Gandomi has published over two hundred journal papers and seven books which collectively have been cited 19,000+ times. He has been named as one of the most influential scientific mindsand Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% publications and 0.1% researchers) for four consecutive years, 2017 to 2020. He also ranked 18th in GP bibliography among more than 12,000 researchers. He has served as associate editor, editor and guest editor in several prestigious journals such as AE of SWEVO, IEEE TBD, and IEEE IoTJ. Dr. Gandomi is active in delivering keynotes and invited talks. His research interests are global optimization andbigdata analytics using Machine Learning and evolutionary computations in particular.
Xin-She Yang School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK.

Xin-She Yang obtained his DPhil in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford. He then worked at Cambridge University and National Physical Laboratory (UK) as a Senior Research Scientist. He is currently a Reader at Middlesex University London, Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland) and Guest Professor at Xi'an Polytechnic University (China). He is an elected Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge University. He is also the IEEE CIS Chair for the Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management, and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO).
Siamak Talatahari Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran.

Dr. Siamak Talatahari received his Ph.D degree in Structural Engineering from University of Tabriz, Iran. After graduation, he
joined the University of Tabriz where he is presently Professor of Structural Engineering. He is the author of more than 100 papers
published in international journals, 30 papers presented at international conferences and 8 international book chapters. Dr. Talatahari
has been recognized as Distinguished Scientist in the Ministry of Science and Technology and as Distinguished Professor at the
University of Tabriz. He also teaches at the Yakin Dogu University, Nicosia, Cyprus. In addition, he is a co-author with our author
Xin-She Yang of Swarm Intelligence and Bio-Inspired Computation: Structural Optimization Using Krill Herd Algorithm;
Metaheuristics in Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, and Metaheuristic Applications in Structures and
Infrastructures, all published by as Insights by Elsevier.
Amir Hossein Alavi Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
The Institute of Higher Education of Eqbal Lahoori, Iran.
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