|1.||Zawidzki M.♦, Optimization of Multi-branch Truss-Z based on Evolution Strategy, Advances in Engineering Software, ISSN: 0965-9978, DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.07.015, Vol.100, pp.113-125, 2016|Zawidzki M.♦
, Optimization of Multi-branch Truss-Z based on Evolution Strategy
, Advances in Engineering Software
, ISSN: 0965-9978
, DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.07.015
, Vol.100, pp.113-125, 2016
This paper concerns multi-branch Truss-Z networks (MTZ). A possible scenario for creating a “multi-branch bridge” linking 6 terminals of pedestrian and cycling communication is presented. This process is formulated as a constrained minimization problem. New, biology-inspired nomenclature for MTZ and encoding for MTZ are introduced. Several operations for MTZs are introduced and illustrated. The functionality of these operations is illustrated with transformation from a random MTZ to a “proper” 6-branch MTZ network. A population-based heuristic experiment is presented to demonstrate that the introduced operators allow us to create any desirable MTZ. A cost function for the considered scenario is introduced. The genetic operations are interpreted and visualized. A number of feasible MTZ layouts produced by an evolution strategy-based algorithm are presented. One of these layouts is used for creation of the spatial 6-terminal MTZ, which is also visualized.
Extremely modular system, Modular ramp system, Multi-branch network, Modular structure encoding, Evolution strategy, Discrete layout optimization