Modified Dolphin Monitoring Operator for Weight Optimization of Frame Structures

  • A. Kaveh Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran-16, Iran
  • S. R. Hoseini Vaez
  • P. Hosseini

Abstract

In this article, a modified dolphin monitoring (MDM) operatoris introduced and used to improve the performance of the collidingbodies optimization (CBO) algorithm for optimal designof steel structures (CBO-MDM). The performance of the CBO,enhanced colliding bodies optimization (ECBO) and CBOMDMare compared through three well-established structuralbenchmarks. The optimized designs obtained by thesealgorithms are compared, and the results show that the performanceof CBO-MDM is superior to those of the other twoalgorithms. The MDM is found to be a suitable tool to enhancethe performance of the CBO algorithm.

Keywords: modified dolphin monitoring, metaheuristic algorithms, CBO algorithm, ECBO algorithm, optimal design of frame structures
Published online
2017-04-25
How to Cite
Kaveh, A., Hoseini Vaez, S. R., & Hosseini, P. (2017). Modified Dolphin Monitoring Operator for Weight Optimization of Frame Structures. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 61(4), 770-779. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.9691
Section
Research Article