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Optimum Design of a Thin Elastic Rod Using a Genetic Algorithm

Veturia Chiroiu, Ligia Munteanu1, Adrian Toader2
Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, Bucharest
National Institute for Aerospace Research Elie Carafoli, Bucharest

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2010, 65(1), 1-26.


The best methods of the genetic algorithms (GA) are obtained in order to optimize the shape of a thin elastic rod subjected to spatial bending and torsion. The optimal cross-section is determined from the minimum volume condition, against the three modal bucklings.


thin elastic rod, optimum design, genetic algorithm.

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Chiroiu, V., Munteanu, L., Toader, A. (2010). Optimum Design of a Thin Elastic Rod Using a Genetic Algorithm. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 65(1), 1–26.

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