سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۴
محل انتشار: دهمین کنگره بین المللی مهندسی عمران
تعداد صفحات: ۸
Seied Hosein Afzali – Assistant professor of Civil Engineering Dept. of Civil Eng., School of Engineering Shiraz University Corresponding author
Abbas Darabi – MSc. student of Civil Engineering Dept. of Civil Eng., School of Engineering, Shiraz University
Over the last decade, some evolutionary and meta-heuristic algorithm has been used as optimization tools in various Engineering problems. In this way, the Modified Honey Bee Mating Optimization may also be considered as a typical swarm-based approach for optimizing some practical problems in Civil Engineering. In this paper, a design procedure based on the MHBMO technique is developed for discrete optimization of the W-shaped steel frames. The objective function in this research is to obtain minimum weight frames subject to strength and displacement requirements imposed by the American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).Two frame examples from the literature are examined to verify the suitability of the design procedure and to robustness of the MHBMO algorithm for frame structures. The comparison between the results shows that the introduced algorithm is a powerful search and applicable optimization method for design of the W-shaped steel frames.