BIANCA

BIANCA: a genetic algorithm to solve hard combinatorial optimisation problems in engineering The genetic algorithm BIANCA developed for design and optimisation of composite laminates is a multi-population genetic algorithm capable to deal with unconstrained and constrained hard combinatorial optimisation problems in engineering. The effectiveness and robustness of BIANCA rely on the great generality and richness in the representation of the information, i.e., the structure of populations and individuals in BIANCA, and on the way the information is extensively exploited during genetic operations. Moreover, we developed proper and original strategies to treat constrained optimisation problems through the generalisation of penalisation methods. BIANCA can also treat constrained multi-objective problems based on the construction of the Pareto frontier. Therefore, BIANCA allows us to approach very general design problems for composite laminates, but also to make a step forward to the treatment of more general problems of optimisation of materials and structures. In this paper, we describe specifically the case of optimal design of composite laminates concerning both the theoretical formulation and the numeric resolution.


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  1. Weise, Thomas; Wu, Yuezhong; Chiong, Raymond; Tang, Ke; Lässig, Jörg: Global versus local search: the impact of population sizes on evolutionary algorithm performance (2016)
  2. Catapano, Anita; Desmorat, Boris; Vannucci, Paolo: Stiffness and strength optimization of the anisotropy distribution for laminated structures (2015)
  3. Vannucci, Paolo: The design of laminates as a global optimization problem (2013)
  4. Vannucci, Paolo: General theory of coupled thermally stable anisotropic laminates (2013)
  5. Montemurro, Marco; Vincenti, Angela; Vannucci, Paolo: A two-level procedure for the global optimum design of composite modular structures -- application to the design of an aircraft wing (2012)
  6. Montemurro, Marco; Vincenti, Angela; Vannucci, Paolo: A two-level procedure for the global optimum design of composite modular structures -- application to the design of an aircraft wing (2012)
  7. Sadr, M.H.; Ghashochi Bargh, H.: Optimization of laminated composite plates for maximum fundamental frequency using elitist-genetic algorithm and finite strip method (2012)
  8. Arlotti, L.; De Angelis, E.: On the initial value problem of a class of models of the kinetic theory for active particles (2011)
  9. Troubetzkoy, Serge: Typical recurrence for the Ehrenfest wind-tree model (2010)
  10. Vincenti, Angela; Ahmadian, Mohammad Reza; Vannucci, Paolo: BIANCA: a genetic algorithm to solve hard combinatorial optimisation problems in engineering (2010)