Optimization of IGA Parameters Based on Beam Structure Using Cuckoo Search Algorithm

  • Samir KhatirEmail author
  • Magd Abdel Wahab
  • Djilali Boutchicha
  • Roberto Capozucca
  • Tawfiq Khatir
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In this study, free vibration analysis of Timoshenko beams is presented in order to determine the error in natural frequencies of a beam using experimental and numerical analysis based on Isogeometric analysis (IGA). Numerical modeling based on IGA has been updated using Cuckoo search algorithm according to the results found by experiments. NURBS order and sensitivity of discretization in the longitudinal and transversal directions are updated by Cuckoo search to identify the IGA best parameters. The results show that higher accuracy is achieved by using optimization technique for a beam structure to identify the best IGA parameters.


Experimental analysis Isogeometric analysis Modal analysis and optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samir Khatir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Magd Abdel Wahab
    • 2
  • Djilali Boutchicha
    • 3
  • Roberto Capozucca
    • 4
  • Tawfiq Khatir
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and AutomationGhent UniversityZwijnaardeBelgium
  2. 2.Soete Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureGhent UniversityZwijnaardeBelgium
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Mécanique appliquéeUniversité des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran - Mohamed Boudiaf, USTO-MBOranAlgeria
  4. 4.Polytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly
  5. 5.Institute of Science and TechnologyUniversity Centre Salhi Ahmed NaamaNaamaAlgeria

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