Using the Genetic Design Methodology for Structure Configuration

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  author =       "Gerald P. Roston and Robert H. {Sturges, Jr.}",
  title =        "Using the Genetic Design Methodology for Structure
  journal =      "Microcomputers in Civil Engineering",
  year =         "1996",
  volume =       "11",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "175--183",
  month =        may,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISSN =         "0885-9507",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1111/j.1467-8667.1996.tb00321.x",
  size =         "9 pages",
  abstract =     "Human designers and optimisation codes are very good
                 at improving the performance of existing designs;
                 however, due to time and resource constraints, human
                 designers tend to limit the range of alternative
                 configurations considered. This paper presents a
                 methodology, called genetic design (GD), to aid the
                 designer by generating viable design alternatives. GD
                 uses formal grammars for artifact description and
                 representation, evaluates the artifacts automatically,
                 and manipulates the representations with genetic
                 programming - like operations. GD can explore a wide
                 breadth of the available design space, though at
                 shallow depth, and presents alternatives to the human
                 designer. The combination of GD's ability to explore
                 the design space and the human engineer's ability to
                 optimize existing configurations promotes the
                 production of viable new design concepts by avoiding
                 the inefficiencies associated with trial-and-error
                 methods. This paper explores one application of GD: the
                 design of simple truss bridges.",
  notes =        "


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