A simple evolutionary procedure for structural optimization

Y.M. Xie, G.P. Steven
1993 Computers & structures  
A simple evolutionary procedure is proposed for shape and layout optimization of structures. During the evolution process low stressed material is progressively eliminated from the structure. Various examples are presented to illustrate the optimum structural shapes and layouts achieved by such a procedure.
doi:10.1016/0045-7949(93)90035-c fatcat:6s4lilspnvfdpp5p3nj5mc7ow4