Application of GRID computing for optimization of grillages
AbstractThe paper addresses one engineering design prob-lem, the optimization of pile placement schemes under grillage-type foundations. Aim of the optimization is to find pile placement scheme where the number of piles is minimal and reactive forces at all piles do not exceed the given allowable reaction. This global optimization problem is solved here using the simulated annealing algorithm which proved to be one of the most promising algorithms for grillage optimization. Optimization of real-life grillages using PC requires usually unacceptably long for engineer-ing practice computation time, therefore present paper in-vestigates the possibilities of employing grid computing for that. Numerical examples presented clearly show po-tential of grid computing in engineering design problems.