The Use of Genetic Algorithms in Finite Element Model Identification

Bernstein, Swanhild; Richter, Matthias

A realistic and reliable model is an important precondition for the simulation of revitalization tasks and the estimation of system properties of existing buildings. Thereby, the main focus lies on the parameter identification, the optimization strategies and the preparation of experiments. As usual structures are modeled by the finite element method. This as well as other techniques are based on idealizations and empiric material properties. Within one theory the parameters of the model should be approximated by gradually performed experiments and their analysis. This approximation method is performed by solving an optimization problem, which is usually non-convex, of high dimension and possesses a non-differentiable objective function. Therefore we use an optimization procedure based on genetic algorithms which was implemented by using the program package SLang...


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Bernstein, Swanhild / Richter, Matthias: The Use of Genetic Algorithms in Finite Element Model Identification. 2004.

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