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Jin J, Li L, He J. INVESTIGATION OF SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF STEEL FRAMES BASED ON A QUICK GROUP SEARCH OPTIMIZER. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2014; 4 (1) :27-39
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-160-en.html

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A quick group search optimizer (QGSO) is an intelligent optimization algorithm which has been applied in structural optimal design, including the hinged spatial structural system. The accuracy and convergence rate of QGSO are feasible to deal with a spatial structural system. In this paper, the QGSO algorithm optimization is adopted in seismic research of steel frames with semi-rigid connections which more accurately reflect the practical situation. The QGSO is combined with the constraint from the penalty coefficients and dynamic time-history analysis. The performance of the QGSO on seismic design has been tested on a two-bay five-layer steel frame in this paper. The result shows that, compared with the PSO algorithm, the QGSO algorithm has better performance in terms of convergence rate and the ability to escape from local optimums. Moreover, it is feasible and effective to apply the QGSO to the seismic optimal design of steel framework.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2014/04/3 | Accepted: 2014/04/3 | Published: 2014/04/3

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