Metaheuristics in Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering

Other | December 31, 2012

byXin-She Yang, Xin-she Yang, Amir Hossein Gandomi...

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Due to an ever-decreasing supply in raw materials and stringent constraints on conventional energy sources, demand for lightweight, efficient and low cost structures has become crucially important in modern engineering design. This requires engineers to search for optimal and robust design options to address design problems that are often large in scale and highly nonlinear, making finding solutions challenging. In the past two decades, metaheuristic algorithms have shown promising power, efficiency and versatility in solving these difficult optimization problems.

This book examines the latest developments of metaheuristics and their applications in water, geotechnical and transport engineering offering practical case studies as examples to demonstrate real world applications. Topics cover a range of areas within engineering, including reviews of optimization algorithms, artificial intelligence, cuckoo search, genetic programming, neural networks, multivariate adaptive regression, swarm intelligence, genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, evolutionary multiobjective optimization with diverse applications in engineering such as behavior of materials, geotechnical design, flood control, water distribution and signal networks. This book can serve as a supplementary text for design courses and computation in engineering as well as a reference for researchers and engineers in metaheursitics, optimization in civil engineering and computational intelligence.

  • Provides detailed descriptions of all major metaheuristic algorithms with a focus on practical implementation
  • Develops new hybrid and advanced methods suitable for civil engineering problems at all levels
  • Appropriate for researchers and advanced students to help to develop their work

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Due to an ever-decreasing supply in raw materials and stringent constraints on conventional energy sources, demand for lightweight, efficient and low cost structures has become crucially important in modern engineering design. This requires engineers to search for optimal and robust design options to address design problems that are of...

Format:OtherDimensions:496 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123983177

ISBN - 13:9780123983176

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Table of Contents

1. Optimization and Metaheuristic Algorithms in Engineering 2.Application of Soft Computing Methods in Water Resources Engineering (Hazi Mohammad Azamathulla)

3.Genetic Algorithms and Their Applications to Water resources Systems

4.Application of Hybrid HS-Solver Algorithm to the Solution of Groundwater Management Problems

5.Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization of the Water Distribution Networks

6.Ant Colony Optimization for Parameters Estimating of Flood Frequency Distributions

7.Optimal Reservoir Operation for Irrigation Planning Using Swarm Intelligence Algorithm

8.Artificial Intelligence in Geotechnical Engineering: Applications, Modelling Aspects and Future Directions

9.Hybrid heuristic optimization methods in geotechnical engineering

10.Artificial neural network in geotechncial engineering: modelling and application issues

11.Geotechnical Applications of Bayesian Neural Networks

12.Linear and Tree-Based Genetic Programming for Solving Geotechnical Engineering Problems

13.A New Approach to Modelling the Behaviour of Geomaterials

14.Slope Stability analysis using Metaheuristics

15.Scheduling Transportation Networks and Reliability Analysis of Geostructures using Metaheuristics

16.Metaheuristic Applications in Highway and Rail Infrastructure Planning and Design: Implications to Energy and Environmental Sustainability

17.Multi-Objective Optimization of Delay and Stops in Traffic Signal Networks

18.An improved Hybrid Algorithm for Stochastic Bus-Network Design

19.Hybrid method and its application toward smart Pavement Management