Accelerating Fuzzy Genetic Algorithm for the Optimization of Steel Structures


In this paper, the combination of a genetic algorithm and fuzzy logic is used for different types of optimization problems (sizing, topology and geometry) in steel structures. The primary objective is to introduce a new fitness function that uses a real value for the overall satisfaction parameter. By considering a real value instead of a random value for the overall satisfaction parameter, the probability of reaching the global optimum increases. In addition, to decrease the Computation time and to accelerate the convergence rate in the optimization process, a penalty function is added to the fitness function. Also, in spite of the previous methods, fuzzy GA is applied from the first generation of optimization problems. Furthermore, for this process, a similar bilinear membership function is used for the objective function and the constraints. The efficiency and robustness of the proposed approach is demonstrated by several illustrative examples and the results are compared to those of previous studies.