Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 6 (2012)

Optimization of Grillages Using Genetic Algorithms for Integrating Matlab and Fortran Environments

Darius Mačiūnas
Juozas Kauna
Dmitrij Šešok


The purpose of the paper is to present technology applied for the global optimization of grillage-type pile foundations (further grillages). The goal of optimization is to obtain the optimal layout of pile placement in the grillages. The problem can be categorized as a topology optimization problem. The objective function is comprised of maximum reactive force emerging in a pile. The reactive force is minimized during the procedure of optimization during which variables enclose the positions of piles beneath connecting beams. Reactive forces in all piles are computed utilizing an original algorithm implemented in the Fortran programming language. The algorithm is integrated into the MatLab environment where the optimization procedure is executed utilizing a genetic algorithm. The article also describes technology enabling the integration of MatLab and Fortran environments. The authors seek to evaluate the quality of a solution to the problem analyzing experimental results obtained applying the proposed technology.

Article in: English

Article published: 2013-02-04

Keyword(s): global optimization; finite element method; genetic algorithms; optimization of grillages; MatLab; Fortran

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.93

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