Economic design of foundation using harmony search algorithm

Mohammad Khajehzadeh, Mohd. Raihan Taha, Ahmed El-Shafie, Mahdiyeh Eslami

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This paper proposes an effective method for economic design of spread foundation based on harmony search meta-heuristic algorithm. The harmony search (HS) algorithm is a recently invented high performance optimizer conceptualized using the musical process of searching for a perfect state of harmony. The algorithm is classified as random search algorithm and does not require initial values and uses a random search instead of a gradient search, so derivative information is unnecessary. In this study, the optimization procedure controls all geotechnical and structural design constraints while reducing the overall cost of the foundation. To applying the constraints, the algorithm employs penalty function method. The effectiveness and robustness of harmony search algorithm were verified using two numerical examples of spread foundations. Moreover, comparison the results of HS algorithm with genetic algorithm show the good performance of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-943
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Economics
Heuristic algorithms
Structural design
Genetic algorithms
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Keywords

  • Economic design
  • Harmony search algorithm
  • Spread foundation

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Economic design of foundation using harmony search algorithm. / Khajehzadeh, Mohammad; Taha, Mohd. Raihan; El-Shafie, Ahmed; Eslami, Mahdiyeh.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 936-943.

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Khajehzadeh, M, Taha, MR, El-Shafie, A & Eslami, M 2011, 'Economic design of foundation using harmony search algorithm', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 936-943.
Khajehzadeh, Mohammad ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan ; El-Shafie, Ahmed ; Eslami, Mahdiyeh. / Economic design of foundation using harmony search algorithm. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 6. pp. 936-943.
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