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Using generative representations for structural design

Zhang, Yu, Kwan, Alan Shu Khen and Miles, John Christopher 2007. Using generative representations for structural design. Presented at: CIB 24th W78 Conference Maribor 2007 & 14th EG-ICE Workshop & 5th ITC@EDU Workshop, Maribor, Slovenia, 26-29 June 2007. Published in: Rebolj, D. ed. Bringing ITC Knowledge to Work, 14th EG-ICE workshop. Maribor: Faculty of Civil Engineering, pp. 662-668.

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Abstract

When using an evolutionary algorithm, to undertake the search for good topological solutions to a design problem, the choice of representation has a significant affect on the ability of the algorithm to search. Generative representations have been heralded as having the power to allow evolutionary algorithms to search widely for topologies but as the authors have shown in a previous paper, there are many challenges to successfully implementing generative representations. This paper shows how some of these challenges have been overcome and describes further work in testing the abilities and functionality of generative representations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Faculty of Civil Engineering
ISBN: 9789612480332
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40324

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