Structural Optimization Using Krill Herd Algorithm

Amir Hossein Gandomi1, Amir Hossein Alavi2 and Siamak Talatahari3,    1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA, 2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, 3Marand Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

15.1 Introduction

Structural optimization is a new variant of engineering optimization that deals with structural criteria used to evaluate the merit of a design. The design objectives in the structural optimization are commonly minimum construction cost, minimum life cycle cost, minimum weight, and maximum stiffness (Sahab et al., 2013), and they are usually ...

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