Genetic algorithms are adaptive procedures that find solutions to problems by an evolutionary process that mimics natural selection. In this paper, the use of genetic algorithms for the selection of optimal support locations of beams is presented. Both elastic and rigid supports are considered. The approach of adapting the genetic algorithms into the optimal design process is described. This approach is used to optimize locations of three supports for beams with three types of boundary conditions.
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