Dynamic water strider algorithm for optimal design of skeletal structures


  • Ali Kaveh, Armin Dadras Eslamlou, Nima Khodadadi

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  • 18 June 2020

In the present paper, a dynamic version of Water Strider Algorithm (WSA) is proposed. The WSA as well as the Dynamic Water Strider Algorithm (DWSA) are applied to minimize the weight of several skeletal structures. WSA is a nature-inspired metaheuristic that mimics the territorial behavior, intelligent ripple communication, mating style, feeding mechanisms, and succession of water strider insects. The efficiency of these algorithms is tested by optimizing different truss and frame structures subject to multiple loading conditions and constraints. Comparing the results obtained by DWSA with those of other methods it becomes evident that DWSA is a suitable technique for optimizing the structural design and minimizing the weight of structures while fulfilling all constraints.


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