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Title: Application of evolutionary algorithms and the boundary element method in the optimization of noise barrier profiles
Other Titles: Aplicación de los algoritmos evolutivos y el método de los elementos de contorno en la optimización de perfiles de pantallas acústicas
Authors: Toledo Quintana, Rayco Francisco
Director: Maeso, Orlando 
Aznárez González, Juan José 
Greiner, David 
UNESCO Clasification: 220105 Ruido
220502 Mecánica de medios continuos
Keywords: Pantallas acústicas
Elementos sin espesor
Optimización de la eficacia acústica
Algoritmos evolutivos
Formulación dual de los elementos de contorno
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This Ph.D. thesis presents a general, robust methodology that may cover any type of 2D acoustic optimization problem. A procedure involving the coupling of Boundary Elements (BE) and Evolutionary Algorithms is proposed for systematic geometric modifications of road barriers that lead to designs with ever-increasing screening performance. Numerical simulations involving single- and multi-objective optimizations of noise barriers of varied nature are included in this document. results disclosed justify the implementation of this methodology by leading to optimal solutions of previously defined topologies that, in general, greatly outperform the acoustic efficiency of classical, widely used barrier designs normally erected near roads.
Description: Programa de doctorado: Sistemas Inteligentes y Aplicaciones Numéricas en Ingenierías.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/16817
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