Optimal design of mechanical components using the Bees Algorithm

Duc Pham, A Ghanbarzadeh, S Otri, E Koc

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This paper describes the first application of the Bees Algorithm to mechanical design optimization. The Bees Algorithm is a search procedure inspired by the way honey bees forage for food. Two standard mechanical design problems, the design of a welded beam structure and the design of coil springs, were used to benchmark the Bees Algorithm against other optimization techniques. The paper presents the results obtained showing the robust performance of the Bees Algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1056
Number of pages6
JournalInstitution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


  • optimization
  • Bees Algorithm
  • mechanical design

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