PARALLELISATION of MULTIPLE ANT COLONIES USING MASTER-SLAVE APPROACH for STRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION

  • Raja Murugadoss J Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401
  • Rajendran M. G. Civil Engineering, Karunya Deemed University, Coimbatore
  • Priya Vaijayanthi R. CSE, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam

Abstract

A study has been carried out on parallelisation of Multiple Ant Colonies (MAC) for discrete structural optimisation using Master-Slave (MS) approach. Two types of communication schemes are used for updating the global pheromone trails maintained in the master processor. Using these two communication schemes, a comparative study has also been made on the performance of MAC. Experimental results in terms of solution quality, functional evaluation and computational time based on a well known sizing optimisation of a 25-bar space truss are found to be intuitively superior to the existing approaches.

Published
2007-09-01
How to Cite
MURUGADOSS J, Raja; M. G., Rajendran; VAIJAYANTHI R., Priya. PARALLELISATION of MULTIPLE ANT COLONIES USING MASTER-SLAVE APPROACH for STRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION. EACEF - International Conference of Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 002, sep. 2007. Available at: <http://proceeding.eacef.com/ojs/index.php/EACEF/article/view/3>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2020.