Optimization of Reinforced Earth Walls With Metal Strips Using Genetic Algorithm

Sabhahit, N and Rao, Asha Udaya and Shettyc, Sathvika T (2015) Optimization of Reinforced Earth Walls With Metal Strips Using Genetic Algorithm. In: National Conference on Technological Innovations for Sustainable Infrastructure, 13-14 March, 2015, National institute of Technology Calicut.

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This paper deals with optimum design of reinforced earth wall subjected to static and dynamic loading. Choosing the vertical spacing of reinforcement as a feasible design vector, Genetic Algorithm (GA) has been used to arrive at an optimal total length of the reinforced earth wall. The design algorithm benefits from limit equilibrium technique to calculate the external and internal stability of the wall considering common safety factors. The proposed safety factors are treated as constraint to the problem. Based on the proposed design a computer program is developed in FORTRAN 95 and solutions are obtained. GA is used as a search technique to optimize the total length of the reinforcement. GA parameters such as population size, number of generations, crossover probability and mutation probability are varied and the results are obtained

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reinforced earth wall, optimum design, genetic algorithm
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2015 14:17
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 14:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144598

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