Optimum Support Arrangement of Piping Systems Using Genetic Algorithm

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T. Chiba, S. Okado, I. Fujii, K. Itami

Nuclear Power Division, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., 1 Shin-Nakahara-cho, Isogu-ku, Yokohama 235, Japan

F. Hara

Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 118(4), 507-512 (Nov 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842222 History: Received October 03, 1995; Revised May 30, 1996; Online February 11, 2008


The support arrangement is one of the important factors in the design of piping systems. Much time is required to decide the arrangement of the supports. We applied a genetic algorithm to find the optimum support arrangement for piping systems. Examples are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the genetic algorithm. Good results are obtained when applying the genetic algorithm to the actual designing of the piping system.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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