Mathematical Problems in Engineering / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Accelerated Particle Swarm for Optimum Design of Frame Structures

Table 1

Optimal design comparison for the 1-bay 8-story frame.

Element groupOptimal W-shaped sectionsThis study
GA [31]ACO [32]IACO [26]

1W18 × 35W16 × 26W21 × 44W21 × 44
2W18 × 35W18 × 40W18 × 35W16 × 26
3W18 × 35W18 × 35W18 × 35W14 × 22
4W18 × 26W14 × 22W12 × 22W12 × 16
5W18 × 46W21 × 50W18 × 40W18 × 35
6W16 × 31W16 × 26W16 × 26W18 × 35
7W16 × 26W16 × 26W16 × 26W18 × 35
8W12 × 16W12 × 14W12 × 14W16 × 26
Weight (kN)32.8331.6831.0530.91