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ISSN 1759-3158
Edited by: M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping
Chapter 12

A Combined Algorithm Based on Genetic Algorithms and Evolution Strategies

J. Cai and G. Thierauf

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Essen, Germany

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
J. Cai, G. Thierauf, "A Combined Algorithm Based on Genetic Algorithms and Evolution Strategies", in M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Innovative Computational Methods for Structural Mechanics", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 12, pp 257-269, 1999. doi:10.4203/csets.1.12
In this paper the basic concepts and a comparison of GAs and ESs are described. By introducing a variable coding technique, a parallel optimization method based on a combination of GAs and ESs is presented. The advantages of both GAs and ESs, like coding of genetic information and adaptation of optimization parameters, are enhanced by this new method.

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