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A “quasi‐genetic” algorithm for searching the dangerous areas generated by a grounding system

Marcello Sylos Labini (Department of Electrotechnics and Electronics, Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy)
Arturo Covitti (Department of Electrotechnics and Electronics, Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy)
Giuseppe Delvecchio (University of Bari, Italy)
Ferrante Neri (Department of Electrotechnics and Electronics, Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Abstract

Sets out a method for determining the dangerous areas on the soil surface. The touch voltages are calculated by a Maxwell's subareas program. The search for the areas in which the touch voltages are dangerous is performed by a suitably modified genetic algorithm. The fitness is redefined so that the genetic algorithm does not lead directly to the only optimum solution, but to a certain number of solutions having pre‐arranged “goodness” characteristics. The algorithm has been called “quasi‐genetic” algorithm and has been successfully applied to various grounding systems.

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Sylos Labini, M., Covitti, A., Delvecchio, G. and Neri, F. (2004), "A “quasi‐genetic” algorithm for searching the dangerous areas generated by a grounding system", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 724-732. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640410540656

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