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A. Kaveh, M. Kalateh-Ahani, M.s. Masoudi,
Volume 1, Issue 2 (6-2011)

Evolution Strategies (ES) are a class of Evolutionary Algorithms based on Gaussian mutation and deterministic selection. Gaussian mutation captures pair-wise dependencies between the variables through a covariance matrix. Covariance Matrix Adaptation (CMA) is a method to update this covariance matrix. In this paper, the CMA-ES, which has found many applications in solving continuous optimization problems, is employed for size optimization of steel space trusses. Design examples reveal competitive performance of the algorithm compared to the other advanced metaheuristics.
I. Karimi, M. S. Masoudi,
Volume 14, Issue 1 (1-2024)

The main part of finite element analysis via the force method involves the formation of a suitable null basis for the equilibrium matrix. For an optimal analysis, the chosen null basis matrices should exhibit sparsity and banding, aligning with the characteristics of sparse, banded, and well-conditioned flexibility matrices. In this paper, an effective method is developed for the formation of null bases of finite element models (FEMs) consisting of shell elements. This leads to highly sparse and banded flexibility matrices. This is achieved by associating specific graphs to the FEM and choosing suitable subgraphs to generate the self-equilibrating systems (SESs) on these subgraphs. The effectiveness of the present method is showcased through two examples.

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