Hi, david and everyone... These days I'm studying basics of Genetic Algorithms and Galapagos.... And I'm trying to apply Galapagos to optimization of structures with some success. However, the technical terms in galapagos component is not so easy to undertand. References about Galapagos?
Electronic version of An Evolutionary Architecture An Evolutionary Architecture was published in January 1995 to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the Architectural Association. It concentrates on the work of Diploma Unit 11 run by John and Julia Frazer (with Pete Silver and Guy Westbrook) between 1989 and 1996, but includes formative work by the author dating back to his diploma prize-winning project at the AA in 1969 and related research work at Cambridge University. The book investigates the fundamental form-generating processes in architecture, considering architecture as a form of artificial life, and proposing a genetic representation in a form of DNA-like code-script, which can then be subject to developmental and evolutionary processes in response to the user and the environment.
Introduction to Genetic Algorithms. Physics, Biology, Economy or Sociology often have to deal with the classical problem of optimization. Economy particularly has become specialist of that field1. Introduction to Genetic Algorithm
Genetic Algorithms in Plain English Introduction The aim of this tutorial is to explain genetic algorithms sufficiently for you to be able to use them in your own projects.
These pages introduce some fundamentals of genetic algorithms. Pages are intended to be used for learning about genetic algorithms without any previous knowledge from this area. Only some knowledge of computer programming is assumed. You can find here several interactive Java applets demonstrating work of genetic algorithms.