OPTIMUM DESIGN OF SPACE TRUSSES USING CUCKOO SEARCH ALGORITHM WITH LÉVY FLIGHTS

10.22099/ijstc.2013.945

Abstract

In  this  paper  optimum  design  of  truss  structures  for  both  discrete  and  continuous variables based on the Cuckoo Search (CS) algorithm is presented. The CS is one of the recently developed population based algorithms inspired by the behavior of some cuckoo species together with  the  Lévy  flight  behavior  of  some  birds  and  fruit  flies.  In  order  to  demonstrate  the effectiveness and robustness of the present method, minimum weight design of truss structures is performed and the results of the CS and the selected well-known meta-heuristic search algorithms are compared for both discrete and continuous design of three benchmark truss structures.

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