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Structural optimization problems aim at increasing the performance of the structure while decreasing its costs guaranteeing, however, the applicable safety requirements. As these aspects are conflicting, the formulation of the structural optimization problem as multiobjective is [...]

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This work analyzes the influence of the discretization error associated with the finite element (FE) analyses of each design configuration proposed by the structural shape optimization [...]

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International audience; Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), or Evolutionary Computation, are powerful algorithms that have been used in a range of challenging real-world problems. In this paper, we are interested in their applicability on a dynamic and complex problem borrowed from Demand-Side [...]

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Project scheduling is an important part of construction project planning. Resource leveling is the process used within project scheduling to reduce fluctuations in resource usage over the period of project implementation. These fluctuations frequently create the untenable requirement [...]

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The limb design for a biped robot is a key issue to improve the locomotion and the performance of biped robots. The use of mechanism for tracking the gait is not an easy task because the degree of freedom (d . g . f ) of the Cartesian space movement does not correspond to the d . [...]

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Evolutionary methods are a powerful and robust tool for the solution of structural shape optimization problems. Nevertheless, the use of these methods requires [...]

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In this work, the main goal is to develop and evaluate a number of optimization algorithms in the task of improving Quality of Service levels in TCP/IP based networks, by configuring the routing weights of link-state protocols such as OSPF. Since this is a complex problem, some meta-heuristics [...]

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In this paper, we have used the differential evolution to optimize the design of a Micro Air Launch Vehicle and its launch trajectory. Since trajectory design of a launch vehicle requires prior knowledge of the masses and propulsion performance parameters of the Micro Air Launch Vehicle, [...]

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This work presents a simpler numerical design method for efficiency maximization of an Hydraulic Jet Pump (HJP) for oil-well extraction process, considering its hydraulic and geometric parameters. The design process consists in setting and solving a constrained non-linear optimization [...]

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Traffic congestion has been growing at an unsustainable rate and decreasing the quality of life of people living in many countries especially in last few decades. At the same time, congestion causes decreasing accessibility and mobility whereas it leads to increase travel time and [...]