### Topology Optimisation of A Two Point Load case Continuum Structure using Firefly Algorithm - IV

#### Abstract

Topology optimization is a relatively new and emerging area of research in the field of

structural engineering. The idea is to determine the optimum distribution of material in the

given design domain and not to focus on shape or correcting the dimensions of initial

designs. Metaheuristics are widely used in the field of optimization of continuum structures.

Firefly algorithm proposed by Xin-She Yang is considered as one of the best performing

algorithms which require fewer iterations to converge. This paper is a series of ongoing

research work in structural optimization using firefly algorithm. The focus of this paper is to

optimize a two point load case problem one of the complex in the field of optimization

involving several degrees of freedom. An attempt has been made to verify the distribution of

material and the convergence of the firefly algorithm. The analysis shows that the algorithm

is very effective to determine the distribution of material and the final distribution is a near

approximation of the theoretical distribution.

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