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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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In this paper we study the performance of two stochastic search methods: Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing, applied to the optimization of pin‐jointed steel bar structures. We [...]

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Is presented hereby the creation of an optimization software for the design of reinforcing steel for any type of structural elements which may be considered as columns, pillars, pilots or foundation dies, subjected [...]				

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The present work aims to define formally the method termed as \textit{``Idealized Smeared Reinforcement'' (ISR)} for optimization in the design of reinforcing steel in concrete structures, [...]				

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The manufacturing process of a multi‐axial load cell requires robust tools to analyze the structural behavior when it is subjected to static and dynamic loads. In this work, it is given focus to the problem of optimizing a multi‐axial load cell model (6 load components) of [...]

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Conventional methods addressing the robust design optimization problem of structures usually require high computational requirements due to the nesting of uncertainty quantification within the optimization process. In order to address such a problem, this work proposes a methodology, [...]

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Fork’s related structural design and detail have a significant impact on the overall performance of a forklift. In this paper, the structural stress analysis [...]

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This paper is concerned with the analysis as well as the numerical solution of the structural optimization problem for bilateral frictional contact problem where the static elasto-plastic material model with linear kinematic hardening rather than elastic material model is assumed. [...]

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The most computationally demanding part of structural design optimization is the solution of the FE equations and design of the structural model. Therefore, there is a need for the implementation of strategies that can reduce the computational cost of each iteration and thus manage [...]

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The design of reliable structures requires robust tools that allow the analysis of the behavior of the system subject to variability in its resistance and applied loads. For this, there are several formulations and computational algorithms that enable to model the structural behavior [...]