Mesh Generation Inspired by the Building Behaviour of Social Insects

A.E. Langham (UK)


Genetic Algorithm, Engineering Applications, SwarmIntelligence.


The application area considered is mesh generation for the Finite Element Method in which the problem domain must be discretised into a set of geometrical elements. Standard approaches to mesh generation use recursive methods in which the final solution is dependent on solutions found at higher levels, which can lead to poor quality meshes. We have employed a distributed swarm-based approach in which previously built elements can be modified in re sponse to new configurations in the local environment. It is therefore ideal for problems in which the underlying do main is changeable, which are difficult for standard ap proaches to tackle.

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