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M. Sheikhi Azqandi, M. Arjmand,
Volume 10, Issue 2 (4-2020)

This research presents a novel design approach to achieve an optimal structure established upon multiple objective functions by simultaneous utilization of the Enhanced Time Evolutionary Optimization method and Fuzzy Logic (FLETEO). For this purpose, at first, modeling of the structure design problem in this space is performed using fuzzy logic concepts. Thus, a new problem creates with functions and constraints regarding the design in fuzzy space as well as membership functions corresponded to every single of them. Then, the problem is solved by means of the Enhanced Time Evolutionary Optimization method (ETEO), eventually, based on the acquired results, the values of optimal design variables are obtained in the main problem. In the current paper, to validate the proposed approach and evaluate its performance, the optimal design of several standard structures has been carried out. Comparing the acquired results and previous ones is an indication of the high power of the proposed method in finding the best possible design with high convergence speed and deprived of contravening the constraints governing the problems.
H. Safaeifar, M. Sheikhi Azqandi,
Volume 11, Issue 3 (8-2021)

The impact damper is a passive method for controlling vibrations of dynamic systems. It is designed by placing one or several masses in a container, which is installed on the structure. Damping performance is affected by many parameters, such as the mass ratio of the primary structure, size, number, and material of the particles, friction and restitution coefficients of the particles and gap distance. Impact damper is effective, economical, and practical and its functionality can be further enhanced by an optimal design. In this paper, first, the mathematical modeling of a rigid impact damper used in free vibration reduction of a single degree of freedom (SDOF) system is performed. The results on this step are validated with those results of previous studies, and a good agreement is achieved. Next, the robust hybrid optimization method that is called Imperialist Competitive Ant Colony Optimization (ICACO) is introduced. After that, the damper function is optimized using ICACO, and the optimum values of the effective parameters for maximizing damping effectiveness are obtained. Comparing the results of the optimized and the basic designs shows that the optimization method is robust and the optimal results are practical. The optimum design of damper parameters using ICACO method can damp more than %94 of the system’s initial energy in a short time.
Sh. Bijari, M. Sheikhi Azqandi,
Volume 12, Issue 2 (4-2022)

In this paper, a new robust metaheuristic optimization algorithm called improved time evolutionary optimization (ITEO) is applied to design reinforced concrete one-way ribbed slabs. Geometric and strength characteristics of concrete slabs are considered as design variables. The optimal design is such that in addition to achieving the minimum cost, all design constraints are satisfied under American Concrete Institute’s ACI 318-05 Standard. So, the numerical examples considered in this study have a large number of design variables and design constraints that make it complicated to converge the global optimal design. The ITEO has an excellent balance between the two phases of exploration and extraction and it has a high ability to find the optimal point of such problems. The comparison results between the ITEO and some other metaheuristic algorithms show the proposed method is competitive compared to others, and in some cases, superior to some other available metaheuristic techniques in terms of the faster convergence rate, performance, robustness of finding an optimal design solution, and needs a smaller number of function evaluations for designing considered constrained engineering problems.
M. Sheikhi Azqandi, H. Safaeifar,
Volume 14, Issue 1 (1-2024)

A collision between bodies is an important phenomenon in many engineering practical applications. The most important problem with the collision analysis is determining the hysteresis damping factor or the hysteresis damping ratio. The hysteresis damping ratio is related to the coefficient of restitution in the collision between two solid bodies. In this paper, at first, the relation between the deformation and its velocity of the contact process is presented. Due to the complexity of the problem under study, a new powerful hybrid metaheuristic method is used to achieve the optimal model. For this purpose, by using imperialist competitive ant colony optimization algorithm, for minimizing the root mean square of the hysteresis damping ratio, the optimal model is determined. The optimal model is entirely acceptable for the wide range of the coefficient of restitution. So, it can be used in hard and soft impact problems.

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