Optimization of Welded Beam Design Problem Using Water Evaporation Optimization Algorithm


  • Ahmed A. H. Alkurdi Department of Information Technology Management, Technical College of Administration, Duhok University, Duhok, KRG-Iraq




This paper introduces a novel approach to tackle the Welded Beam Design Problem through the application of the Water Evaporation Optimization Algorithm (WEOA), a nature-inspired metaheuristic. The problem involves finding the optimal dimensions of a welded beam that can support a given load while minimizing its weight. The Water Evaporation Optimization Algorithm draws inspiration from the evaporation process and water droplet movement in nature. The design is formulated as an optimization challenge with beam dimensions as variables and incorporate constraints such as allowable stress and geometric limitations. The fitness function is tailored to evaluate each candidate solution based on load-bearing capacity and weight. To demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method, extensive experimental evaluations are conducted. Comparisons with traditional optimization techniques highlight the WEOA's superior convergence and global search capabilities. Real-world case studies further illustrate the practical applicability of the optimized welded beam designs, showcasing their cost-effectiveness and high-performance characteristics. The results underscore the potential of the Water Evaporation Optimization Algorithm as a robust and efficient tool for tackling the welded beam design problem. The approach provides engineers with valuable support in achieving optimized beam designs, leading to improved structural performance and material utilization.


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A. H. Alkurdi, A. (2023). Optimization of Welded Beam Design Problem Using Water Evaporation Optimization Algorithm. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 12(3), 499–509. https://doi.org/10.25007/ajnu.v12n3a1753