Title page for ETD etd-06102004-224645

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hartka, Thomas Ryan
Author's Email Address thartka@vt.edu
URN etd-06102004-224645
Title Cellular Automata for Structural Optimization on Recongfigurable Computers
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, Mark T. Committee Chair
Athanas, Peter M. Committee Member
Hsiao, Michael S. Committee Member
  • design optimization
  • cellular automata
  • con gurable computing
Date of Defense 2004-05-12
Availability unrestricted
Structural analysis and design optimization is important to a wide variety of disciplines. The current methods for these tasks require significant time and computing resources. Reconfigurable computers have shown the ability to speed up many applications, but are unable to handle efficiently the precision requirements for traditional analysis and optimization techniques. Cellular automata theory provides a method to model these problems in a format conducive to representation on a reconfigurable computer. The calculations do not need to be executed with high precision and can be performed in parallel. By implementing cellular automata simulations on a reconfigurable computer, structural analysis and design optimization can be performed significantly faster than conventional methods.
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