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


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.


modified dolphin monitoring, metaheuristic algorithms, CBO algorithm, ECBO algorithm; optimal design of frame structures
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KAVEH, A.; HOSEINI VAEZ, S. R.; HOSSEINI, P.. Modified Dolphin Monitoring Operator for Weight Optimization of Frame Structures. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 4, p. 770-779, 2017. ISSN 1587-3773. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi:
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