Proceedings Vol. 19 (2013)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2013
May 13 – 16, 2013, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2013 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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This paper demonstrates the application of genetic algorithms to design cabled-truss structures with minimum weight. Optimized lightweight structures are determined through a discrete topology and sizing optimization process which is based on ground structure approach and genetic algorithms. Simulations are presented showing comparisons between obtained cabled-trusses with traditional truss benchmarks. In addition, simulation results highlight the potential benefits of using cables for improving truss structural performance.
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