Mathematical Problems in Engineering / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Accelerated Particle Swarm for Optimum Design of Frame Structures

Table 2

Optimal design comparison for the 3-bay 15-story frame.

Element groupOptimal W-shaped sectionsThis study
PSO [18]HBB-BC [33]ICA [34]

1W33 × 118W24 × 117W24 × 117W27 × 129
2W33 × 263W21 × 132W21 × 147W21 × 147
3W24 × 76W12 × 95W27 × 84W16 × 77
4W36 × 256W18 × 119W27 × 114W27 × 114
5W21 × 73W21 × 93W14 × 74W14 × 74
6W18 × 86W18 × 97W18 × 86W30 × 99
7W18 × 65W18 × 76W12 × 96W12 × 72
8W21 × 68W18 × 65W24 × 68W12 × 79
9W18 × 60W18 × 60W10 × 39W8 × 24
10W18 × 65W10 × 39W12 × 40W14 × 43
11W21 × 44W21 × 48W21 × 44W21 × 44
Weight (kN)496.68434.54417.46411.50