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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2017, Article ID 6843574, 13 pages
Research Article

An Automated Structural Optimisation Methodology for Scissor Structures Using a Genetic Algorithm

1Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions (MeMC) and Department of Architectural Engineering (æ-lab), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
2Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions (MeMC), VUB, Brussels, Belgium
3BATir Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Bruxelles, Belgium
4Department of Architectural Engineering (æ-lab), VUB, Brussels, Belgium

Correspondence should be addressed to Aushim Koumar;

Received 2 September 2016; Revised 20 December 2016; Accepted 26 December 2016; Published 18 January 2017

Academic Editor: Vahid Hajipour

Copyright © 2017 Aushim Koumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Citations to this Article [3 citations]

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  • Aushim Koumar, Tine Tysmans, and Niels De Temmerman, “Structural design of barrel vault shaped scissor structures for disaster relief,” Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 171–182, 2018. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
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  • Hang Xiao, Shengnan Lyu, and Xilun Ding, “Optimizing Accuracy of a Parabolic Cylindrical Deployable Antenna Mechanism Based on Stiffness Analysis,” Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 2019. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar