Optimum Design of a Thin Elastic Rod Using a Genetic Algorithm
Veturia Chiroiu, Ligia Munteanu; Adrian Toader

doi:10.3970/cmes.2010.065.001
Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 1-26, 2010
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Keywords thin elastic rod, optimum design, genetic algorithm.
Abstract The best methods of the genetic algorithms (GA) are obtained in order to optimize the shape of a thin elastic rod subjected to spatial bending and torsion. The optimal cross-section is determined from the minimum volume condition, against the three modal bucklings.
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