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Title: A Study about Problem Size Influence in the Minimization of Constrained Weight of Skeletal Structures with Nash Genetic Algorithms
Authors: Greiner Sánchez, David Juan 
Periaux, Jacques
Emperador Alzola, José María 
Galván González, Blas José 
UNESCO Clasification: 1206 Análisis numérico
330532 Ingeniería de estructuras
Keywords: Optimización numérica, Algoritmos Nash
Issue Date: 2019
Conference: VIII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED-2019), Sitges, Spain
Abstract: Among the advances in meta heuristics and evolutionary algorithms for engineering design and optimization [1], their hybridization with game strategies has been shown in recent years as a methodology to improve performance and results of the optimum design procedure in computational engineering, particularly in aeronautical engineering and CFD problems [2], as well as in structural engineering problems [3]. In this study, we handle the use of virtual Nash genetic algorithms (Nash GAs) to speed up the optimization search. The minimum constrained weight optimization problem (taking into account constraints of allowable stresses and displacements) of high interest in structural engineering practice, is solved using a game-theory based Nash genetic algorithm (Nash GAs). This procedure performance is applied on different sets of variable splitting of the problem on two test case problems consisting of a discrete sizing cross-section types 55-member and 105-member skeletal steel structures (frame type) and compared with a standard panmictic genetic algorithm. Numerical results of this approach of the structural test case indicate that a significant increase of performance can be achieved using the Nash strategy, both with significant advantages in algorithm robustness in finding the optimum design solution, and in convergence speed-up, illustrating the potential of Nash games for other complex engineering problems. Advantage of the Nash optimization approach is enhanced with the increment of the problem size.
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