The Particle Swarm Optimization approach applied to the Von-K` armàn equation *

A Zerarka, B Nine
2009 UK World Journal of Modelling and Simulation   unpublished
The B-spline method together with the particle swarm optimization (PSO for short) strategy is presented. It is applied to circular thin flexible plates within the context of Von-K' armàn equations. Our main result shows that the low orders of approximation have been sufficient to build the solutions from the basis functions in a high quality. Comparison of solutions obtained to variational approach with known ones is performed.