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Techniques based on genetic algorithms for large deflection analysis of beams

Kumar, R and Ramachandra, LS and Roy, D (2004) Techniques based on genetic algorithms for large deflection analysis of beams. In: Saadhana, 29 (6). pp. 589-604.

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Abstract

A couple of non-convex search strategies, based on the genetic algorithm, are suggested and numerically explored in the context of large-deflection analysis of planar, elastic beams. The first of these strategies is based on the stationarity of the energy functional in the equilibrium state and may therefore be considered weak. The second approach, on the other hand, attempts to directly solve the governing differential equation within an optimisation framework and such a solution may be thought of as strong. Several numerical illustrations and verifications with 'exact' solutions, if available, are provided.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Genetic algorithms;large deflection analysis;analysis of beams.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2008 18:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/17336

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