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Using generative representations for structural design

Zhang, Yu, Kwan, Alan Shu Khen ORCID: and Miles, John James 2008. Using generative representations for structural design. Presented at: Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2008 Conference: 15th workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE), Plymouth, UK, 2-4 July 2008. Published in: Rafiq, Y., de Wilde, P. and Borthwick, M. eds. Proceedings: Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2008 Conference. Plymouth: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 36-45.

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When using an evolutionary algorithm, to undertake the search for good topological solutions to a design problem, the choice of representation has a significant affect on the ability of the algorithm to search. Generative representations have been heralded as having the power to allow evolutionary algorithms to search widely for topologies but as the authors have shown in a previous paper, there are many challenges to successfully implementing generative representations. This paper shows how some of these challenges have been overcome and describes further work in testing the abilities and functionality of generative representations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN: 9781841021911
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