Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering

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A Hybrid Magnetic CSS and BBBC for Optimum Design of Double Curvature Arch Dams

Volume 11, No. 2, 2017
Received: 2017/03/06, Accepted:


Reza Parsiavash; Mohammad Taghi Alami; Siamak Talatahari;


This paper presents a hybrid metaheuristic approach to find the optimal shape of double curvature arch dams, considering dam-reservoir interaction and hydrodynamic effects under time-history seismic analysis. Magnetic charged system search and big bang-big crunch are utilized to present a hybrid method. A real-world arch dam is considered as a numerical example to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method. Results obtained from this study are compared to those reported in literature. The results show that the new method yields better performance and is more effective compared to its rivals.


Magnetic charged system search, Big bang-big crunch, Double curvature arch dam, Optimum design, Dam-reservoir interaction