Evolutionary algorithms for the identification of structural systems in earthquake engineering

Anastasia Athanasiou, Matteo De Felice, Giuseppe Oliveto, Pietro S. Oliveto

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Abstract

An application of Evolution Strategies (ESs) to the structural identification of base isolation systems in earthquake engineering is presented. The analysis of a test problem considered in the literature clearly shows the effectiveness of ESs for the problem. Simple ESs outperform the previously used methods while state-of-theart ones, such as the CMA-ES, provide practically exact solutions. The application of the CMA-ES to the real data recorded in 2004, when releasing imposed displacements on a building in Solarino, leads to improved identification results and gives hints of limitations in the model available in literature. Improved models of higher dimensionality are introduced to overcome such limitations. The application of the CMA-ES with the new models leads to improvements of up to 53% compared to the previous solutions in literature. Thus, ESs are shown to be a very powerful tool for the dynamic identification of structural systems and an important aid in the design and evaluation of models of high dimensionality for structure identification.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications, ECTA 2011 and International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications, FCTA 2011 - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications, ECTA 2011 and International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications, FCTA 2011
CountryFrance
Period1/1/11 → …

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Athanasiou, A., De Felice, M., Oliveto, G., & Oliveto, P. S. (2011). Evolutionary algorithms for the identification of structural systems in earthquake engineering. Paper presented at International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications, ECTA 2011 and International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications, FCTA 2011, France.