Generic representation of solid-object geometry for genetic search.
Microcomputers in Civil Engineering
This paper examines the first stage of using genetic algorithms in design - how to encode designs as chromosomes. Generic representations capable of describing the geometry of any solid object to eliminate the unnecessary duplication of work at this stage are explored. A suitable low-parameter, spatial-partitioning representation is then proposed, using partitions consisting of six-sided polyhedra intersected by planes. Finally, the coding of the representation is examined, with the conclusion that allelic coding with control genes and user-definable, fixed-value alleles would provide the most flexible system. © 1996 Microcomputers in Civil Engineering. Published by Blackwell Publishers.
|Title:||Generic representation of solid-object geometry for genetic search|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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