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Designing an Efficient Mathematical Model for Different Thermal Insulation Material using Group Search Optimization


Anil Kumar Dixit1*,Manmatha Kumar Roul2,Bikash Chandra Panda3


1Bhadrak Institute of Engineering & Technology, Odisha, India
2Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar, India
3Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha, India


Of late, the concrete has established itself as the most extensively employed construction material in India. Based on the materials, various types of walls such as the Ferro cement wall, the Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) wall, and three other types of Cavity wall with different thickness and applied temperature are constructed. The proposed work carries out an extensive study on the mathematical modeling of designing the objective function (fs) found centered on the evaluation of the output parameter. Several optimization techniques are effectively employed to ascertain the optimal weight of the system. In the result the variations of the three algorithms were attained for the Ferro cement wall, the RCC wall, the combined Ferro cement and RCC walls, the combined twin ferrocement walls and the combined twin RCC walls. From the evaluation, the average is 96.8% in the overall process and the GSO algorithm shows the enhanced performance.


Ferro cement wall, Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) wall, Mathematical modeling, Group Search Optimization (GSO).

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