Title: Research on the optimisation of complex models of large-scale building structures dependent on adaptive grey genetic algorithms

Authors: Xiaohong Shi

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, Sichuan College of Architectural Technology, Sichuan, Deyang, 618000, China

Abstract: Genetic algorithm (GA) is a bionics algorithm based on the biological evolution theory that has received extensive attention in the field of computer science and optimisation in recent years. This paper analyses and integrates the relevant contents of genetic algorithm and its application in the optimal design of large-scale building structures and analyses and researches briefly several key factors when the genetic algorithm is applied to the optimal design of large-scale building structures, such as mathematical modelling, constraint condition treatment, generation of initial population and selection of control parameters of genetic algorithm. However, because the simple genetic algorithm is only good at global search, and the local search ability is not enough, it will take quite a long time to achieve the real optimal solution. For the shortcomings of simple genetic algorithm, an improved adaptive grey genetic algorithm is proposed in this paper. The example shows that the obtained adaptive genetic algorithm can improve the convergence and calculation speed when the genetic algorithms is applied to structural optimisation design.

Keywords: large-scale buildings; adaptive; grey genetic algorithm; structural optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBM.2020.105620

International Journal of Biometrics, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.13 - 28

Received: 02 Mar 2019
Accepted: 07 Apr 2019

Published online: 06 Mar 2020 *

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