STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, cilt.26, sa.2, ss.163-170, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The purpose of this paper is to present a new and efficient optimization algorithm called Jaya for optimum design of steel grillage structure. Constrained size optimization of this type of structure based on the LRFD-AISC is carried out with integer design variables by using cross-sectional area of W-shapes. The objective function of the problem is to find minimum weight of the grillage structure. The maximum stress ratio and the maximum displacement in the inner point of steel grillage structure are taken as the constraint for this optimization problem. To calculate the moment and shear force of the each member and calculate the joint displacement, the finite elements analysis is used. The developed computer program for the analysis and design of grillage structure and the optimization algorithm for Jaya are coded in MATLAB. The results obtained from this study are compared with the previous works for grillage structure. The results show that the Jaya algorithm presented in this study can be effectively used in the optimal design of grillage structures.