Preliminaries 
1  NEURAL NETWORKS 

1.1 
Neural Networks in the Analysis of Elastoplastic Plane Stress Problem with Unilateral Constraints
E. Pabisek and Z. Waszczyszyn 
1 
1.2 
Identification for Axial Force and Boundary Conditions of an Orthotropic Rectangular Plate using Neural Networks
I. Takahashi 
7 
1.3 
Prediction of MomentRotation Characteristic for Saddlelike Connections using FEM and BP Neural Networks
A. Kaveh, D. FazelDehkordi and H. Servati 
15 
1.4 
Use of Neural Networks for Damage Detection in Structural Elements using Wave Propagation
L. Ziemianski and G. Piatkowski 
25 
1.5 
Neural Networks in Updating of a Twelve Storey Frame Model
B. Miller and L. Ziemianski 
31 
1.6 
Neural Networks and Coldformed Steel Design
E.M.A. ElKassas, R.I. Mackie and A.I. ElSheikh 
37 
1.7 
Neural Network Control of Structures Without Emulation of Dynamics
DH. Kim and IW. Lee 
45 
1.8 
MultipleSensor WeighinMotion of Road Vehicles using a Neural Network Algorithm
A. Shamseldin, B.J. Black and E. O'Brien 
53 
1.9 
The Scattered Data Interpolation Procedure based on a Counterpropagation Neural Network
S. Lukaszyk 
59 
1.10 
Neural Network Predictive Tools for Settlement Responses Due to LongTerm Dewatering Activities
A.W. Sadek, F. ElNahhas and A. ElShenawy 
65 
1.11 
Error Minimization of the Counterpropagation Neural Net Response
A. Iranmanesh and N. Zeini 
71 
2  GENETIC ALGORITHMS 

2.1 
Real Versus Binary Coding in Genetic Algorithms: A Comparative Study
P. Hajela and CY. Lin 
77 
2.2 
Development of Efficient Integral Method using QuasiRandom Number and Genetic Algorithm
A.S. Matsuho and D.M. Frangopol 
85 
2.3 
A Primitive Crossover for Improving the Reliability of Genetic Algorithms for Structural Optimization
M.H. Imam and M.A. AlShihri 
91 
2.4 
Application of Conception of Distance for the Genetic Algorithm
H. Liang and J.Z. Cui 
99 
2.5 
Gene Therapy for Improving the Performance of Genetic Algorithm in Pipe Network Optimization
A. AlKhomairi and M.H. Imam 
105 
2.6 
A Genetic Algorithm based Optimum Bracing Design of NonSway Tall Steel Frames
E.S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka 
111 
2.7 
An Application of a Real Number MicroGenetic Algorithm to the Shape Optimisation of InPlane Stressed Plate Elements
B. Ceranic and C. Fryer 
121 
2.8 
A Hybrid GraphGenetic Method for Domain Decomposition
A. Kaveh and H.A. Rahimi Bondarabady 
127 
2.9 
Limit Analysis of Masonry Wall with Openings by Genetic Algorithm
Y. Kohama, T. Takada, A. De Stefano, A. Miyamura and T. Aoki 
135 
2.10 
A Platform Independent Engineering Optimisation Tool based on Genetic Algorithms and Distributed Computing Applied to Gas Turbine Combustor Preliminary Design
J.M. Rogero and P.A. Rubini 
143 
2.11 
Optimal Design of TwentyFive Bar Truss Layout using a Genetic Algorithm
I.A. Azid, K.N. Seetharamu and A.S.K. Kwan 
151 
2.12 
Optimum Design of Trusses using a Genetic Algorithm
Y. Ayvaz and Z. Aydin 
159 
3  SIMULATED ANNEALING 

3.1 
Improvements of Simulated Annealing in Optimal Structural Designs
TY. Chen and JJ. Su 
169 
3.2 
Layout Optimization of Trusses using Simulated Annealing
O. Hasancebi and F. Erbatur 
175 
4  CELLULAR AUTOMATA 

4.1 
Structure Optimization Scheme based on Concept of Cellular Automata
E. Kita and T. Toyoda 
191 
4.2 
Parallelism Management in Cellular Automata Networks
C.R. Calidonna, C. Di Napoli and M. Mango Furnari 
199 