Application of Teaching-Learning-Based-Optimization algorithm for the discrete optimization of truss structures


Dede T.

KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.18, no.6, pp.1759-1767, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12205-014-0553-8
  • Title of Journal : KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1759-1767

Abstract

The aim of this study is to present a new efficient optimization algorithm called Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization (TLBO). The TLBO algorithm is based on the effect of the influence of a teacher on the output of learners in a class. Several benchmark problem related truss structures with discrete design variables are used to show the efficiency of the TLBO algorithm and the results are compared with those reported in the literature. It is concluded that the TLBO algorithm presented in this study can be effectively used in the weight minimization of truss structures.